7th Pay Commission Latest News: The Central Government employees and an equivalent retirees waiting for hike in fitment factor and minimum pay beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations have another reason to believe that an announcement for the same will be made on August 15. Their hopes gain strength with Maharashtra government’s announcement that the increased salary under seventh pay commission to the state employees will come from January 2019. Meanwhile, if reports are to be believed, a good news is in store for the Central Government employees as well as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to make an announcement regarding a hike of Rs 8,000 in the minimum pay and up to 3.68 times increase in the fitment factor beyond 7th Central Pay Commission or 7th CPC recommendations on Independence Day. Also Read - Upset Over Not Getting a Salary Hike, Man Stages Robbery of Rs 10 Lakh to Take Revenge From His Boss

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Earlier on Saturday, Devendra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra government announced that the 7th Pay Commission will be implemented for government employees in Maharashtra from January 2019. The announcement is significant as Assembly elections are due in Maharashtra next year. The decision will impose an additional burden of a whopping Rs 21,000 crore on the exchequer. The move will benefit around 17 lakh state government employees. (Click Here For Complete Information) Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Tamil Nadu Freezes DA Till July 2021, Suspends Earned Leave Of Its Employees For One Year

On Friday, the Haryana government, as per 7th Pay Commission, approved the pay scale recommendations to the teaching and non-teaching staff of government universities, government colleges and government aided colleges with effect from January 1, 2016. The decision will benefit teaching and non-teaching staff working on 2,853 posts in various universities and colleges. It will put an additional burden of Rs 230.6 crore annually on the state exchequer.  (Click Here For More Information)

Meanwhile, reports are doing rounds that the Central Government employees may soon get a hike in the dearness allowance (DA). The news has left 50 lakh Central Government employees, who are waiting for a hike in fitment factor and minimum pay beyond recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission or 7th CPC, beaming with joy as it further strengthens the claims made in the media that PM Modi will make an announcement regarding the matter on August 15.

Besides Haryana and Maharashtra, other states that have started providing the benefits of 7th Pay Commission to their employees are Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Jammu and Kashmir and Madhya Pradesh.

Earlier this year, the hopes of 50 lakh Central Government employees for a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission were dashed by Minister of Finance (MoS) P Radhakrishnan who announced that the Centre is not considering to make an announcement regarding the same.