7th Pay Commission Latest News: Over 50 lakh Central Government employees and an equivalent number of retirees are likely to hear a good news by the Centre soon. The development is related to their salaries which may see a hike of up to Rs 8,000 in the coming months, as claimed by a report. The CG employees, who are demanding a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, were left in a lurch on August 15, Independence Day, when PM Narendra Modi didn’t make an announcement in connection with the matter. Also Read - No, Working Hours For Central Government Staff Have Not Been Stretched to 7 PM | Here's The Truth

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The Central Government employees may soon get a hike of Rs 2,000 to Rs 8,000 in their salaries. An announcement on the same is likely after the Assembly Election 2018 in the five states and before January 26, 2019 i.e. Republic Day, claimed a report in InKhabar. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Maharashtra Govt to Put on Hold DA, LTC of 12 Lakh Employees For Two Years

Amid all the reports, the Delhi government has given its employees a real reason to smile. The state Cabinet has announced the revision of pay scales of teachers and equivalent cadres and administrative posts in universities and colleges at par with the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission. Not only this, the government employees will also get 34 months’ arrears under 7th CPC aegis as the revised pay will come into effect on pro-rata basis from January 1, 2016.

Demands of Central Government Employees

The Central Government employees are currently getting a minimum pay of Rs 18,000. They are demanding a hike of Rs 8,000 which will take up their salaries to Rs 26,000. Furthermore, they are also seeking a hike in the fitment factor, from 2.57 times to 3.68 times. Both the demands, made by the CG employees, are beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

Minister of Finance (MoS) P Radhakrishnan had in March declared that the Centre is not considering a raise the minimum pay and fitment factor of 50 lakh Central Government beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations.