7th Pay Commission News: The Government of India has reportedly modified the definition of pay anomaly to pave the way for pay hike beyond the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. The DoPT had written a letter in  2017, saying that the demand for the increase in pay further was not a pay anomaly and hence, didn’t come under the purview of the National Anomaly Committee (NAC). A report said after media pressure the government took the decision to change the definition of pay anomaly. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Tamil Nadu Freezes DA Till July 2021, Suspends Earned Leave Of Its Employees For One Year

The DoPT issued an office memorandum on March 14, authorizing the NAC to decide on any pay anomaly, which was not addressed by the 7th Pay Commission. The 7th Pay Commission had recommended that the Central government employees should be paid a minimum salary of Rs 18,000 per month, while the maximum salary be hiked from Rs 90,000 to Rs 2, 50, 000. It was recommended that the salary should be raised with a fitment factor 2.57 times. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Maharashtra Govt to Put on Hold DA, LTC of 12 Lakh Employees For Two Years

However, the Central Government employees protested the raise, saying it was not enough as they demanded that the salary should raised with fitment factor 3.68 times. They demanded that the lowest salary should be Rs 26,000. They went on a strike in 2016, forcing Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to look into the matter.  A National Anomaly Committee was formed to look into the demands. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: SSB Announces Recruitment For Assistant Commandant Post, Get Paid Rs 1,77,500 Monthly

According to reports, the Government of India is ready to pay hike beyond the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. It is planning to pay the hike with fitment factor 3 times and minimum basic pay Rs 21,000.