7th Pay Commission Latest News: When over 50 lakh Central Government employees are waiting for the Centre’s announcement related to 3.68 times hike in fitment factor and up to Rs 8,000 increase in minimum pay, the government of this state has declared that the benefits of 7th Pay Commission will be given to its teachers in just a few days. With the declaration, it seems that Diwali has come early for the teachers of the state.

(7th Pay Commission Latest News)

As per reports, Rajasthan Higher Education Minister Kiran Maheshwari made the announcement on Monday. While speaking at a conclave in Jaipur, she spoke about giving the benefits of 7th Pay Commission to the state teachers.

This is not the first time that a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)- ruled state has made an announcement regarding the 7th Pay Commission or 7th CPC benefits for its employees. Earlier, similar declarations have been made by the governments of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar among others.

In yet another good news, the Centre extended the LTC benefits for the Central Government employees for two years, with effect from Wednesday, September 26.

An official release by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) stated that the LTC benefits scheme for Central Government employees has been extended for two years. The LTC benefits scheme allows Central government employees to enjoy concession on travel by air to North East, Jammu and Kashmir and Andaman and Nikobar.

Meanwhile, the Haryana government has declared a two per cent increase in the Dearness Allowance (DA) on the revised pay scale of the employees, with effect from July 1, 2018. The pay hike which was announced as a Diwali gift for its employees will cost an additional Rs 182.80 crore for the government from July 1, 2018, to February 2019 in the financial year 2018-19.

As far as the Central Government employees hoping for a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th CPC recommendations are concerned, reports suggest that the good news for them may not come any time soon. This comes after the Minister of Finance (MoS) P Radhakrishnan, in March, had declared that the Centre is not considering a raise the minimum pay and fitment factor of 50 lakh Central Government employees and retirees beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations.