New Delhi, February 5: For around 48 lakh government employees who were expecting a good news for minimum wage from Narendra Modi government under 7th Pay Commission may upset them a lot. (UPDATE: Salary Hike Likely With Fitment Factor 3 Times From April 1)

Several media reports say that the government would not pay arrears on pay to the central government employees.

Earlier in January, some reports said that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley would place it before the Union Cabinet in the month of April.

To recall, the resolution conveying the decision taken by the Centre on recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) on allowances.

Based on the report of Committee on Allowances (CoA) and the recommendation of E-CoS, the Cabinet had earlier approved 34 modifications in allowances in its meeting held last year in June.

All allowances came to effect from July 1, 2017. This will also benefit 34 lakh civilian employees and 14 lakh defence personnel.

Earlier in January, a section of media reported that the employees will soon get a hiked salary under the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations.

The 7th Pay Commission had earlier recommended Rs 18,000 as the basic salary but the employees are demanding it to raise further to Rs 26,000.

Salaries of government employees will be increased from pay matrix level 1 to 5 and the proposal of pay hike will also be sent to Cabinet in the beginning of April for approval, according to the reports.

In Rajya Sabha, FM Jaitley had promised to hike pay of the central government employees beyond the suggestion of the 7th Pay Commission.

The government had formed the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) in September 2016 to resolve pay anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations.