The 7th Pay Commission recommendations were approved by the Union Cabinet in 2016, but till now the Government of India has not been able to assuage the dissatisfaction of the Central Government employees. The employees are demanding a hike beyond the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, and it is reported that they might get what they want in the near future. The government is reportedly planning to bring pay salary hike more than what was recommended by the 7th CPC.

The Seventh Pay Commission recommendations have been brought by the government, wherein the minimum basic pay will be increased from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000. The maximum salary will rise from Rs 90,000 to Rs 2,50,000. The fitment factor is 2.57 times.

The 7th CPC recommendations didn’t go well with the employees. They demanded that at least Rs 26,000 be paid as the minimum salary with fitment factor 3.68 times. Due to financial constraints, the government has not agreed to it. However, it had promised that a hike beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations will be paid.

However, the big question is, when will the hike be made effective and by how much? The answer is that the government is reportedly mulling to make the minimum basic pay to be Rs 21,000, which is lesser than what the employees demanded and more than what the 7th Pay Commission recommended. The fitment factor will be 3 times the basic pay of 6th Pay Commission.  The hike will be implemented in April.