7th Pay Commission Latest News: Bringing festive cheers on the face of its employees, the government of yet another Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled state has made a pay hike related announcement. The same comes amid the wait of the Central Government employees for a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations.Also Read - 7th Pay Commission: Central Govt Employees to Get Bumper Gifts Ahead of Diwali | Details Here

In what can be called as a Diwali gift, the Arunachal Pradesh government has announced a hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) for its employees. After the hike, the DA and DR for the employees have raised from 7 per cent to 9 per cent, a ZeeBiz report claimed. The hike will come into effect from July 1 which means that the employees will also get arrears for four months. The DA and DR hike is only applicable for the state government employees. Also Read - World's Largest Political Party...: Uddhav Thackeray Takes Dig at Former Ally

Meanwhile, over 50 lakh Central Government employees and an equivalent number of retirees are likely to get a hike of up to Rs 8,000 in the coming months, a report in InKhabar claimed. The CG employees may soon get an increase of Rs 2,000 to Rs 8,000 in their salaries. An announcement on the same is likely after the Assembly Election 2018 in the five states and before January 26, 2019 i.e. Republic Day, it said. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission: Festive Bonanza For Central Govt Employees, They Are Likely to Get Benefits up to Rs 30,240

The report comes amid the claims made by Minister of Finance (MoS) P Radhakrishnan in March that the Centre is not considering a raise the minimum pay and fitment factor of 50 lakh Central Government beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

The Central Government employees are demanding a hike of Rs 8,000 which will take up their salaries to Rs 26,000. Furthermore, they are also seeking a hike in the fitment factor, from 2.57 times to 3.68 times.