7th Pay Commission Update: Pay Hike Likely After Diwali For Central Govt Employees

7th Pay Commission: While much has been said so far about the minimum pay hike of the Central government employees, it seems some good news is in the offing for the lakhs of employees.

After the Dussehra and Diwali disappointment, now reports are there that the Narendra Modi government is seriously considering the long-standing demand of the employees and it will take a decision in this regard in November.

It is worth mentioning that the Cabinet meeting of the Modi government is in Novembers and if sources are to be believed, a final decision may be taken in this regard during the meeting.

“The Dearness Allowance (DA) of the Central government employees was recently hiked, though a bit late. There were expectations of a minimum pay hike too but it didn’t happen. However, looking into the present market condition, the Centre is likely to take a decision in favour of the employees during the Cabinet meeting irrespective of the economic slowdown,” said a source.

The basic pay hike is a genuine demand of the Central government employees. They have been demanding the same since the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission. Former Home Minister Rajnath Singh (presently the Defence Minister), had also held a discussion on the issue but it was couldn’t be materialised then; but a positive news can be expected soon, maybe next month, he added.

The Central government employees are presently getting Rs 18,000 basic pay, but demanding 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.