7th Pay Commission: It is reported that the government is ready to pay the minimum basic pay to Central government employees beyond the recommendations made by the 7th Pay Commission. The government might pay 3 times the basic pay of the salaries under the 6th 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
The salary hike beyond the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations will be paid after March 31– which is when the financial year 2017-2018 ends. It is expected that the Government of India will pay Rs 21,000 as minimum salary. However, it is not what the Central government employees are fighting for. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Maharashtra Govt to Put on Hold DA, LTC of 12 Lakh Employees For Two Years
The Central government employees had gone on a strike to demand a much better pay hike than what was recommended by the 7th Pay Commission. They had demanded that the minimum salary should be hiked from Rs 7,000 to Rs 26,000 with fitment factor 3.68 times. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: SSB Announces Recruitment For Assistant Commandant Post, Get Paid Rs 1,77,500 Monthly
Meanwhile, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) reportedly asked the National Anomaly Committee to treat the demand as an anomaly by changing the definition of an anomaly.
The Union Cabinet had approved the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission in 2016. The 7th CPC announced that the minimum salary will be increased from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000. The maximum salary will be enhanced from Rs 90,000 to Rs 2,50,000, and arrears will be paid for a time period. The pay hike was implemented with fitment factor 2.57 times.