New Delhi, July 12: Despite protest from a section of the workforce, the central government employees would no longer have to wait for their hiked salaries as per the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission. Although, a High Level Committee has been constituted to look into the demands of employee unions, government is set to issue an official notification for the implementation of CPC recommendations by the next week. The hiked pay would be counted from July. The salary which central government employees would receive on August 1 would be increased as per the 7CPC recommendations. (ALSO READ: 7th Pay Commission news: High Level Committee likely to recommend the increase of minimum salary from Rs 18,000 to Rs 20,000)

Due to the protest launched by National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) demanding an additional hike in the minimum salary, the government employees were confused whether government would implement the current recommendations of the Commission from this month. However, the doubt has been put to rest. According to NJAC convenor Shiv Gopal Mishra, functionaries in the government have conveyed to the union that hiked salaries would be credited in the accounts of government employees from August. “Gazette Notification for the same is expected today or early next week,” he was quoted as saying in a Zee News report.

7CPC recommendations received the cabinet nod on June 29. Subsequently, the employee unions led by NJAC demanded the increase in entry-level salary from the proposed Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000. Nearly 33 lakh government employees belonging Defence factories, Railways and Post threatened to go on a strike from July 11. However, government’s assurance to look into their demand by setting up a High Level Committee made them defer the strike by at least 4 months.