7th Pay Commission Latest News: Lakhs of Central Government employees are waiting for August 15 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to the hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission. Meanwhile, the government of a Union Territory is still waiting for the Centre to release funds so that it can clear the 7th Pay Commission or 7th CPC recommendation arrears for its staff. Also Read - Narendra Chanchal Dies at 80 in Delhi, PM Modi Expresses Grief

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Notably, Puducherry is the UT which is mulling to pave way for the 7th Pay Commission arrears for the government employees after getting funds from the Centre. Replying to a question, Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayansamy claimed that over last two years, the government has incurred an expense of Rs 1050 crore due to which the UT is suffering from financial constraints that has led to the delay in the implementation of the scheme for the pensioners. Also Read - Breaking News LIVE: TMC MLA Baishali Dalmiya Expelled From Party

Earlier on Tuesday, in a welcome move, the Uttar Pradesh government reportedly announced to implement the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission or 7th CPC for the employees of its transport department which would result into a salary hike for the latter.

The decision of implementing 7th CPC recommendations for state transport department employees was taken at a Cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Tuesday.

Briefing mediapersons about the government’s decision, spokespersons Sidharthnath Singh and Srikant Sharma said that the new pay scale would be implemented from April 2018. Meanwhile, the government is yet to decide on the arrears applicable from January 1, 2016.

A few days before, the Defence Ministry had given soldiers of the country a reason to smile. After months of deliberations, the Ministry approved a list of items which will have to be purchased by each soldier from an annual clothing allowance of Rs 10,000 recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission in lieu of personnel clothing.

Meanwhile, earlier in March, Minister of State in Finance, P Radhakrishnan dashed the hope of 48 lakh employees who have been demanding higher minimum pay while informing Rajya Sabha that the government was not considering hiking minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.