7th Pay Commission: New Year Bonanza! Revised Salaries, Pending Arrears by March 2019?

7th Pay Commission: The pay hike as per the recommendation of the commission has been a coffee and lunch-break discussion since the very of its implementation. While the Central government employees have been demanding a minimum pay hike, there seems to be no head way in this regard as the government has recently cleared that the it has no proposal in the offing.

However, there seems to be a good news for the doctors of New Delhi as the concerned government has reportedly assured implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission within 15 days enabling the Resident doctors of government hospitals (MD/MS/DNB Super-speciality/FNB) in the national capital will receive revised salaries with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016.

Reports are also there that the arrears for these three years will be paid within the next three months. it is believed that around 15000 doctors working in 30 different government hospitals of the national capital will get the benefit.

Besides, reports are there the Central government is considering to revise salary and clear arrears of Indian Railways’ Class 4 employees, Gunman and Trackman. Moreover, a India Railways official notification reads, “The demand for raising Risk on Duty Allowance (RDA) has been raised from Rupees One Thousand to Four Thousand and One Hundred.”

On the other hand, the Central government employees recently received a setback as the Minister of State for Finance P Radhakrishnan, under the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, once again said that there is no proposal for any hike in the fitment factor of the CG employees.

“The fitment factor for the purpose of fixation of pay in the revised pay structure based on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission is 2.57 which is uniformly applicable to all categories of employees. As the same is based on the specific and considered recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, no change therein is envisaged,” OneIndia had quoted the minister as saying.

The CG employees are presently getting a minimum pay of Rs 18,000 and demanding Rs 26,000- a hike of Rs 8000 or an increase in the fitment factor by 3.68 times from the existing 2.57 times.