Odishatv Bureau

7th Pay Commission New Update: With the start of the new month, expectations must be high among the Central government employees regarding their minimum pay hike as there were media reports that the Narendra Modi government would consider their long-standing demand in November.

Reports were making rounds that the Modi government would take a decision regarding the Central government employees’ minimum pay hike in its next cabinet meeting, which is expected to be held this month.

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“It’s a long-standing demand of the government employees and despite the economic slowdown, the Centre is considering a hike in the minimum pay,” an official close to the development had earlier said.

The Centre is planning to deal with the economic slowdown the entire world currently gripped in. In such a situation, it will expect its employees to give their 100 per cent. A hike in any form is considered as an encouraging factor which directly reflects on the work performance of employees, the official had added.

It is worth mentioning that the Central government employees have been demanding an increase in the fitment factor to 3.68 times. This will increase the present minimum pay Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000.

Earlier, the Centre had hiked DA of the Central government employees, which was pending for the last three months.