New Delhi, Nov 4: The Union government was committed to raise the minimum basic salary for the central government employees as recommended by the Seventh Pay Commission. A top official of the finance ministry, who did not wish to be name, told a website. (Also Read: 7th Pay Commission: Rahul Gandhi Questions Modi Government on Low Minimum Pay, Demands Hike)Also Read - 7th Pay Commission: Madhya Pradesh Announces Big Diwali Bonanza, Increases Dearness Allowance by 8% For State Employees

He said that the Central government employees were frustrated by their pay after the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. But it is still chances that the government can increase the minimum pay hike. According to the report, the decision of not to give minimum pay hike was made due to friction between employees union and the government regarding their demand for a better increase than was recommended by the seventh pay commission (7th CPC). Also Read - DA Hike: BIG Diwali Gift For Central Govt Employees. Details Here

The government had agreed to raise the minimum basic pay from Rs 7000 to Rs 18000 per month and fitment factor be 2.57 times. However, the government employees union had demanded the minimum basic pay should be Rs 26000 and fitment factor to be 3.68 times. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission: Gratuity, GPF, Insurance, Ex-gratia Compensation Nomination Form Amended; Details Here

There were conflicting reports as to what the government intended to do. One report said that the government might introduce a compromise formula of minimum basic pay to be Rs 21000 and fitment factor. But nothing happened.

“The minimum pay of central government employees Rs 18,000 was made on recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. But government will consider hiking it after discussions with all stakeholders, once the proposal in this regard will be submitted to government by the proposed High Level Committee,” Jaitley had said in Rajya Sabha on July 19, 2016.