New Delhi, February 18: Almost two years have passed and the wait for the higher minimum wage under 7th Pay Commission for government employees has become a topic of discussion. The 7th Pay Commission, which was set up by the Narendra Modi government recommended changes in the salary structure of Central government employees and it was implemented in 2016. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Tamil Nadu Freezes DA Till July 2021, Suspends Earned Leave Of Its Employees For One Year

Here are some of the most important details about the 7th Pay Commission recommendations: Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Maharashtra Govt to Put on Hold DA, LTC of 12 Lakh Employees For Two Years

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Earlier the minimum wage of government employee started from Rs 7,000 per month and it was increased to Rs 18,000 per month. On the other side most of the government employees, including the employees union have been demanding the minimum salary to be increased to Rs 56,100 per month.

Maximum wage of government employees:

The 7th Pay Commission also recommended increasing the maximum pay for government employees to Rs 2.25 lakh per month for Apex Scale and Rs 2.5 lakh per month for Cabinet Secretary-level officers.

Pay Matrix:

The status of a government employee will not be decided by Grade Pay but from now onwards it will be decided by the level in the new Pay Matrix.

Fitment Factor:

The 7th Pay Commission had earlier recommended a uniform Fitment Factor of 2.57 for all employees. The annual increment in the 7th Pay Commission had also suggested retaining the annual increment of 3 per cent per annum.


In last few years, the Union Cabinet had examined 196 allowances, which are currently present abolished 51 allowances and retained only 37 allowances.

House Rent Allowance:

The 7th Pay Commission has recommended that the House Rent Allowance increase upto 24 per cent HRA will increase to 27 per cent, 18 per cent and 9 per cent when the DA (dearness allowance) reaches above 50 per cent.

HRA will further increase and will be paid at 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent when DA crosses 100 per cent.


Apart from house building advance and personal computer advance, the Commission has abolished all non-interest bearing advances. House building advance has also been increased from Rs 7.5 lakh to Rs 25 lakh.