7th Pay Commission Latest News: Even as the wait of over 50 lakh Central government employees for a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations is getting longer day by day, the news about latest developments related to 7th Central Pay Commission or 7th CPC implementation does not seen to anytime soon. A few days after Odisha announcing a salary hike for its Block Teachers as per 7th Pay Commission, employees of another state are slated to get a hike in the dearness allowance.
The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government is likely to announce a hike in the Dearness Allowance (DA) for its employees. This is not it as the government also plans to give a bonus to the employees by October end. If implemented, the move will benefit around 18 lakh employees a report claims. Currently, the employees are currently getting 7 per cent Dearness Allowance which will increase to 9 per cent after the announcement. The hike will be implemented from July 2018 and the employees will be getting arrears for three months.
In a similar move, the Haryana government had recently hiked the Dearness Allowance (DA) by 2 per cent for its employees. The increase was announced on the revised pay scale of the employees, with effect from July 1, 2018. The move will cost an additional Rs 182.80 crore for the government.
Meanwhile, the Central Government employees still await for government’s nod over their demands of a hike of 3.68 times in the fitment factor and up to Rs 8,000 increase in the minimum pay beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations. However, Minister of Finance (MoS) P Radhakrishnan, in March, had declared that the Centre is not considering a raise the minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations.