New Delhi, November 20: It seems that around 48 lakh government employees who have been eagerly waiting for the minimum pay hike under the 7th Pay Commission may have to wait for few more months. The National Anomaly Committee (NAC) will soon hold a meeting soon to discuss various points regarding the pay irregularities arising out of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations. (Also Read – 7th Pay Commission: Government Employees To Get 3 Times More Loan Amount Under HBA Scheme) Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Dearness Allowance, Salary Hiked For These State Govt Employees
The NAC panel which is headed by Ajay Mittal, Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is likely to submit its report on pay irregularities to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in December. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Hike in Dearness Allowance, Dearness Relief For 50 Lakh Central Govt Employees From This Month
A letter of Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) addressed to National Joint Action Committee convenor Shiv Gopal Mishra stated that the demand for an increase in minimum pay and fitment formula does not appear to be treated as an anomaly, therefore, these do not come under the purview of National Anomaly Committee (NAC). Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Railways Offers Jobs With Huge Package, Increment | Apply Today
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also agreed to resolve the problems of minimum pay hike of central government employees, who had met representatives of several central government employees’ unions leaders on June 30, 2016 for almost two hours at the residence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh and assured that a high-level committee would look into the increasing minimum pay and fitment formula.
In last one year, a large number of central government employees didn’t go on indefinite strike after Jaitley’s assurance.
Finance Minister had also promised to hike minim pay after discussions with all stakeholders.
The unions have been demanding minimum pay of Rs 26,000 higher than the Rs 18,000 approved by the cabinet on June 29, 2016, on the 7th Pay Commission’s report and asked to raise fitment factor by 3.68 times from 2.57 times.
Earlier, the union cabinet gave a nod to the 7th Pay Commission proposal of minimum basic pay from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 per month while the maximum basic pay fro Rs 80,000 to Rs 2.5 lakh with a fitment factor of 2.57 times uniformly of sixth pay commission’s basic pay.