7th Pay Commission: While Central Govt Employees’ Pay Hike Demand Still In Lurch, Tension Brews

At a time when the resentment is brewing among the Central government employees because of the alleged apathy of the Narendra Modi government towards their minimum pay hike demand, the Resident Doctors at Sir Sunderlal Hospital of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) continue their stir demanding implementation of recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.

The doctors began the strike on Monday demanding their salary to be readjusted under the 7th Pay Commission. They alleged that several hospitals in Uttar Pradesh have already implemented recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission but it is yet to be adopted by the university hospital.

As per reports, the hospital administration and patients are facing huge problems due to the doctors’ strike with several getting shifted to nearby hospitals in Varanasi, Business Today reported.

On the other hand, reports were recently making rounds that the Modi government has accepted the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission on pensionary benefits following which all the CG employees whose retirement date was before January 1, 2016, will get a change in their pay matrix.

However, the employees are still waiting for the hike in the minimum pay. Though the top brass of the Modi government have already been reportedly apprised about the long-standing demand, it is yet to take a concrete decision in this regard.

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.

Meanwhile, resentment is brewing among the Central government employees as they have been repeatedly demanding the hike but not getting any concrete response from the Centre. However, the employees still hope that the NDA government at the Centre will soon consider their ‘genuine’ demand.