7th Pay Commission: No Pay Hike for Central Government Employees!

In yet another disappointment for the Central government employees, the government has reportedly denied of having any proposal for a pay hike of the employees beyond the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission.

The Central government employees have been demanding a further hike in the minimum pay but the recent news has almost put an end to all the speculations related to a possible hike in their pay.

According to a report of OneIndia, the Minister of State for Finance P Radhakrishnan has 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 quoted the minister as saying.

Besides, on HRA, the minister further said that there would not be any hike in HRA as it has already been hiked.

Earlier reports were there that Meanwhile, the Modi government was eyeing the pay hike as an opportunity to woo voters for the 2019 general elections and it would make an announcement related to hike ahead of the polls to get positive response from the CG employees.

However, if the statement of the minister is anything to go by, it would be a huge disappointment for the employees who have been hoping a hike as the present minimum pay is ‘not enough’.

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.