New Delhi, June 19: The Central Government employees who have been eagerly waiting for the 30 per cent hike in their salaries, it seems their wait is finally over. The Narendra Modi government is about to take a final call this week, as group of Cabinet secretaries met the PMO officials. The pay panel will be conducting a meeting this week, as it has been more than two months the empowered group headed by Cabinet secretary is said to have recommended 30 per cent hike in salaries of central government employees. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Centre Takes Big Step For Railway Employees on Night Duty Allowance | Details Here

On Saturday there were reports that a group of secretaries had said that the minimum salary as well as the fitment factor should be raised in the Seventh Pay Commission. (Also Read: 7th Pay Commission: Annual Increment, HRA, Health Insurance Scheme, DA, Child Care Leave, OROP – Here are the salient features of CPC recommendations) Also Read - 7th Pay Commission: Govt Employees Await News On DA Hike, Arrear Clearance And Other Benefits

According to a report in Zee News suggested, that the starting salary of the government employees is expected to be around Rs 23,000, up from Rs 18,000, which has been also recommended by AK Mathur led panel in April. A source close to Zee News said that the fitment factor is likely to be raised to around 2.7, up from 2.57 as recommended by the 7th Pay Commission. Also Read - Centre Has No Plan To Introduce 4-Day Work Week In Govt Offices at Present, Says Labour Minister

On Sunday a Hindi newspaper Dainik Jagran reported, that a group of Cabinet Secretaries met the PMO officials on Wednesday and appraised them about the secretaries panel’s recommendations on the salary and allowances hike recommended by the commission.

Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations have submitted its report to the Finance Ministry by the panel secretaries. The Finance Ministry is preparing a note and will present it before the Cabinet this week.

Around 47 lakh Central Government employees working in various sectors are eagerly awaiting for their salary hike, along with the 52 lakh pensioners who are expecting a significant increase in the monthly pension provided to them.