7th Pay Commission: Pay Hike For Central Govt Employees On The Cards?
The Central government employees have been demanding a further hike in the minimum pay in the basic pay against the 7th Pay Commission recommendation. However, their demand is yet to be considered by the Centre. But it seems like the Narendra Modi government will soon come up with an announcement in this regard.
The Centre is looking into the demands of the CG employees and as Rajnath Singh (then Home Minister) had hold a discussion with a delegation on the minimum pay hike demand of the employees, the government is expected to make an announcement in line with this ahead of Dussehra, said a source close to the developments.
The Central government employees have been demanding a hike in their present basic pay, Rs 18,000. They are presently getting Rs 18,000, but demanding an increase of Rs 8000 (Rs 26,000) citing that the present pay has failed to put any impact on their financial condition.
The CG employees are now waiting for the hike in Dearness Allowances (DA). They are presently getting 12 per cent DA, which was implemented last in January 2019. Now, they are waiting for the DA announcement for the second half of the year 2019, which they were expecting in July 2019.
While the CG employees are expecting 5 per cent DA hike for the H-2 2019, media reports were earlier there the DA announcement would be made (this month) in September 2019.