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Odishatv Bureau

7th Pay Commission Latest Update: For a moment, leave aside the demands of minimum pay hike beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations. The central government had made sure that the hopes of the employees are not shattered which is why the dearness allowance to employees of many departments were increased this year. In the whole process, it was being said that the employees of the Railway and Postal departments are also going to get hikes before Diwali. But there is no confirmation in this regard yet.

Reports had earlier claimed that after the Finance Ministry approved proposals, Indian Railways as well as the postal department issued orders to increase the DA of their employees from 5 per cent to 17 per cent. It was also being said that all the departments as well as the state governments were planning to extend additional DA gifts to their employees before the festival of Diwali.

No matter what, expectations are high that the Narendra Modi-led central government is likely take a big decision regarding the minimum pay hike of CG employees in its next cabinet meeting in November. “We understand it is a long-standing demand of the government employees and despite the economic slowdown, the Centre is considering a hike in the minimum pay,” said an official.

At present, the Central government employees are getting Rs 18,000 basic pay. Going by the demands of an increase of Rs 8000, if the present fitment (2.57 times) factor is hiked to 3.68 (as per the demand), they will get Rs 26,000 as the basic pay.

Now that all the festivities are gone, reports suggest that the Narendra Modi-led Central government is doing its best to fulfill the long-standing demands of the employees.

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