Finally, good news has come for the Central government employees as the Centre has reportedly extended some benefits for the former under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.
According to media reports, the government has made the decision to increase the pay of employees in the health services department.
If the reports are anything to go by, the employees will get a hike in pay of around Rs 1200- from Rs 4,100 to Rs 5,300 per month.
Besides, once comes into effect, the Central government employees will get arrears of 26 months as the new decision will be effective from July 1, 2017.
The said employees of the health services department will get Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) and Patient Care Allowance (PCA).
7th Pay Commission Matrix Level 8 employees are likely to get HPCA/PCA of Rs 4,100 per month while Employees of Level 9 will reportedly get HPCA/PCA of Rs 5,300 per month, said sources.
Meanwhile, the Central government employees are yet to get their demand of minimum pay hike - from present Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000 - considered by the Narendra Modi government but reports are there that the good news is in the offing.