New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: In last 50-years, the Central Government employees would have never found themselves in such a catch-22 situation where they had to spend so much of their time working on its recommendations. The implementation of the 7th Pay Commission has invited a lot of resentment among the employees has been brewing; they are protesting, threatening of stir and are presently in an ambiguous environment of “pay commission”. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Tamil Nadu Freezes DA Till July 2021, Suspends Earned Leave Of Its Employees For One Year
Since last three years, central government employees have been demanding to increase the minimum pay from the existing Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000. The government officials are of the opinion that the present salary is not sufficient for them taking into account the present market situation, among other reasons. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Maharashtra Govt to Put on Hold DA, LTC of 12 Lakh Employees For Two Years
Besides this, government employees stressed that it would have no impact on their financial position. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: SSB Announces Recruitment For Assistant Commandant Post, Get Paid Rs 1,77,500 Monthly
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had earlier informed that the pay would be hiked further but he didn’t keep his promise. Since last two-years, the government has been dilly-dallying on this issue. There is the need to clear the employees whether the pay will be a hike or not.
Government employee believes that there’s no point in playing with the emotions of employees.
Most of the Central government employees have a nearly same type of opinion over the issue and it is worth mentioning that the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) was earlier formed to look into the matter and submit a report. However, after lingering the issue for months, the NAC also failed to come up with a solution, crushing all hopes of government employees.
Meanwhile, a report suggested that the government has informed that they would issue a gazette on the new pay in the next financial year. While speaking to the media, the government said that they are most likely to meet the demands of the employees and after that, there would not be any type of complaint.
All ‘low paid’ central government employees will get salary as per the new hike from next fiscal year, a report said, adding that the pay issue will be fixed by the government soon after discussions with all stakeholders.
The Finance Minister had earlier said that the minimum pay of Rs 18,000 had not been made as per the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations and it would consider an increase after discussions with all stakeholders.