7th Pay Commission Latest News: Over 68 lakh central employees, who are demanding a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations, are likely to get benefit before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. It is reported that in the next cabinet meeting, the NDA government may take some major decisions in this regard. The news comes days after the government decided to give 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and education to the economically backward section in the general category.

As per media reports, the salary can be increased from 18000-21000 through the 7th Pay Commission. An official has said that the government is considering the demands of central employees.

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The sources said that the salary will be increased of central employees of grade 1 to 5. Apart from this, the fitment factor which is 2.57 per cent will be increased to 3.68 per cent.  This is seen as a move to get the votes of the central employees as only a few months are left for the general elections.

Recently, the Uttarakhand government had made changes in allowances given to the employees. While changes had been made in travel allowance, house rent allowance (HRA) and injury allowance, the dearness allowance (DA) remain the same. These amendments would mean an additional expenditure of Rs 101 crore for the state government, a state minister was quoted as saying.