New Delhi, November 14: Since last one year around 48 lakh central government employees have been waiting for a hike in minimum pay beyond the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission or 7th CPC.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also promised to raise minimum pay beyond the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission and formed the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) to look into the matter. (Also Read – 7th Pay Commission: By Delaying The Pay Hike Of Central Government Employees, Govt Saved Around Rs 26,000 Crore)

Since then it’s been a year the formation of the NAC but report on raising minimum pay beyond the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission hasn’t been submitted.

If media reports are to be believed, the NAC is likely to submit its report on pay hike by December 15 and the central government employees would receive higher minimum pay from April next year.

Several media reports earlier suggested that the government would raise minimum pay beyond the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission from January.

The NAC meeting scheduled for October this year got postponed due to the assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat.

The government is likely to raise the minimum pay to Rs 21,000 from Rs 18,000, which has been earlier recommended by the 7th Pay Commission or 7th CPC and approved by the Cabinet.

The 7th Pay Commission had also recommended a 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay – the lowest in 70 years and also raised minimum pay from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 per month.

Since then, the central government employees have been asking to raise minimum pay to Rs 26,000 and fitment factor to 3.68 times from 2.57 times, under the 7th Pay Commission.