New Delhi, November 25: A source with the Finance Ministry recently confirmed that there will not be any hike in the employees’ basic pay against what has already been recommended by the 7th Pay Commission. This has put an end to all the rumours surrounding the news of minimum pay hike of the Central government employees. (Also Read – 7th Pay Commission: After Hopes on Minimum Pay Hike Crushed Completely, Central Government Employees Likely to Approach Narendra Modi) Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Central Govt Employees Likely To Get Salary Hike This Month
The news has also come as a major setback for 48 lakh Central government employees who had high hopes with the Modi government that it would not disappoint the issue highly impacting their financial position. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Ahead of Diwali, Maharashtra Govt Announces Rs 2000 Allowance For Anganwadi Workers
The source referred to a Department of Personnel Training letter that said that the fitment factor and minimum pay didn’t come under the National Anomaly Committee (NAC), stating that there is no point in hoping that the minimum basic salary will be hiked in future, Business Times reported. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Ahead of Diwali, Tami Nadu Govt Announces Bonus For Over 2.91 Lakh Employees
“We have never expected of getting cheated by the BJP government even though it took too long in the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission. But the latest news related to the hike has disappointed us. This is not the way we want to get treated,” said an upset Central government employee.
Earlier, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had promised during the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission that there would be further hike in the minimum pay but he didn’t kept his words, he alleged.
A large number of Central government employees were expecting the minimum pay to be increased to Rs 26,000 from the present Rs 18,000.
Earlier, there were reports that the NAC would submit its report to the cabinet for approval on the revision in the minimum pay by mid-December this year and with the approval of the cabinet, the new hike in the minimum pay was expected to be implemented from April 2018.