7th Pay Commission: The central government employees are most likely to get the benefits of annual revision of salaries and allowances soon, a report has claimed. However, the government is yet to take a final call on the same. The news comes a few days after it was reported that the Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre might go beyond the recommendations of the 7th CPC or 7th Pay Commission ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha Elections to hike the salaries of central government employees.

Recently, the Narendra Modi government at the Centre had claimed that it is not considering a hike in minimum pay beyond the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. Union Minister of State for Finance P Radhakrishnan, in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha in March, had said that the Centre was not considering any “change”.

A report in Sen Times had recently said that the government is mulling over increasing the salaries of the central government employees before the 2019 General elections in a bid to get their support. This is not it, as the report also claims that following the footsteps of the Madhya Pradesh government, the Centre is also likely to increase the retirement age of the central government employees from 60 to 62 years.

The salaries of the central government employees was last revised in June 2016 when the minimum pay was raised to Rs 18,000 from Rs 7,000 month as per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. Since then, the central government employees have been asking a raise in the minimum pay to Rs 26,000 and fitment factor 3.68 times from 2.57 times.