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Odishatv Bureau

7th Pay Commission: The wait of Central government employees seems to be not going to end soon. There were reports of hike in the minimum pay the CG employees ahead of Republic Day, but it is believed that the wait will be a bit longer.

As per reports, the Narendra Modi government is not going to make any announcement today regarding minimum pay hike of the CG employees. So now, the CG employees’ all hope is on the upcoming cabinet meeting.

Similar reports of announcement for the CG employees were there ahead of Independence Day, Dussehra, Diwali and New Year… But all ended up in disappointment for the 50 lakh odd Central government employees.

There has been a change of guard at the Union Finance Ministry. As Arun Jaitley is away abroad for treatment and Piyush Goyal has filled the post for time being.

Now the big question is, will Goyal come up with any such announcement in the interest of the lakh of employees? Apart from all these media reports of a possible hike or announcement, one thing is for sure that turning blind to the demand of the CG employees will definitely hurt the Modi government in the 2019 polls, believe experts.

“It’s a genuine demand of the Central government employees. Moreover, the Modi government had promised to hike the minimum pay beyond the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. The Centre must keep its promise,” said a retired CG employee.

It is pertinent to mention here that disappointment had already engulfed the CG employees after the government declared an interim budget. However, hopes are still intact on the Modi government as it might not want to disappoint the employees.

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.

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