Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: With the completion of the swearing-in ceremony of the new Modi 2.0 government, now hopes have once again taken birth among the Central government employees who have been demanding a further hike in the minimum pay against the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission.

While several reports were seen making rounds about the possible hike of the minimum pay last year, it is believed that no concrete decision was taken by the Narendra Modi government due to various unavoidable reasons. However, with the new Finance Minister of India Nirmala Sitharaman taking charge of the office, has given a new ray of hope for the lakhs of CG employees.

At present, the CG employees are getting a minimum pay of Rs 18,000, and they demand an increase of Rs 8000. Which means, they want the Centre to hike the fitment factor to get a revised pay of Rs 26,000.

However, rumours were also there that the government may consider a hike in the minimum pay of the Central government employees but it would not be Rs 8000, as demanded by the employees. While it is speculated that the government is considering a hike of Rs 6000 for the CG employees, there is nothing to prove this news.

Earlier, then Home Minister Rajnath Singh had held a discussion with officials concerned over the matter giving a hint that the Modi government was serious and concerned about the demand of the employees. However, the general elections marred the faith of the CG employees then.

On the other hand, the pay commission had earlier recommended that the pay matrix could be reviewed periodically without waiting for long ten years and the CG employees’ salary can be reviewed on the basis of the Aykroyd formula which takes into consideration the changes prices of the commodities that constitute a common man’s basket.