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Odishatv Bureau

The Central government employees have been demanding a further hike in the minimum pay in the basic pay against the 7th Pay Commission recommendation. Though the Modi government is yet to take a decision in this regard, it seems some good news is in the offing  this month, August.

The Central government employees are now waiting for the hike in Dearness Allowances (DA). The CG employees are presently getting 12 per cent DA, which was implemented last in January 2019.

Now, these employees 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 are making rounds that the DA announcement may get delayed till September 2019.

However, reports are also there the DA announcement may be made this month as the government is in no mood to delay the DA, at least, for the CG employees whose minimum pay hike demand is yet to be considered.

On the other hand, the demand of the Central government for a hike in the minimum pay continues. While reports were in the past that the Modi government would consider the demand at the earliest, the government is yet to take any decision in this regard.

Coming to the minimum pay hike demand by the Central government employees, they have been demanding Rs 8000 hike in their present basic pay. They are presently getting a minimum pay of Rs 18,000, but demanding to increase it to Rs 26,000.

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