While the lakhs of Central government employees still waiting for the day when the Centre will come up with an announcement related to a hike in their minimum pay which they have been demanding since long, media reports are there that the employees in government banks will get a hike in salary soon.
According to a report of zeebiz.com, these bank employees will get an increased salary from next month as their Dearness Allowances (DA) has been reportedly increased by 3.6 per cent. This increase is for the August-October quarter, the report added.
On the other hand, expectations are high among the Central government employees that the Narendra Modi government will soon come up with an hike in their minimum pay.
It is pertinent to mention here that a hike in the basic pay has been a long-standing demand of the CG employees. While in past they had resorted to protest to press for their demand, the NDA government had also taken an initiative (in its first term) but nothing has been materialised yet.
The Central government employees have been demanding a hike in their present basic pay. They are presently getting a minimum pay of Rs 18,000, but demanding an increase of Rs 8000.