7th Pay Commission Latest News: The Central Government employees, who are demanding a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations, are likely to get a salary hike in 2019, reports have claimed. The pay of the CG employees is speculated to rise in next six months i.e. by March, next year. Meanwhile, an official confirmation on the same is yet awaited.Also Read - 7th Pay Commission: Here’s What Govt Employees Can Do In Case Dearness Allowance Hike Denied

If a report is to be believed, the Central Government employees may get a hike in the dearness allowance (DA) in the month of March in 2019. The hike would take up the DA from the current 9 per cent to 11 per cent, OneIndia claimed. Notably, the DA for the CG employees was hiked by 2 per cent back in August this year. Earlier, it was 7 per cent and currently it is 9 per cent. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission: Centre Approves 4% DA Hike For Govt Employees | HIGHLIGHTS

The report claims that as per the trends, the next hike in the dearness allowance for the Central Government employees can be expected within next six months. The DA hike would result in an increase in the salaries of the CG employees who are waiting for Centre’s nod over a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the 7th Central Pay Commission or 7th CPC recommendations. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission: Early Diwali For Govt Employees as Their DA Hiked by 4% — Here’s How Much Salary Will Increase

The Cabinet in August approved additional 2 per cent hike in dearness allowance and dearness relief for the Central Government employees and pensioners. The move benefited about 1.1 crore CG employees and pensioners. The hike was effective from July 1. The decision was taken at the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi.

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 had claimed earlier. 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.

The claims of salary hike for the Central Government employees comes at a time when Minister of Finance (MoS) P Radhakrishnan in March had made it clear that the Centre is not considering a raise the minimum pay and fitment factor of 50 lakh Central Government beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

Demands of Central Government Employees

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.