7th Pay Commission Latest News: The government employees of a state may soon get to hear a good news in connection with the dearness allowance (DA) hike. The reports comes amid the wait of lakhs of Central Government employees for an increase in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

As far as the DA hike is concerned, some kind of good news is on the cards for the government employees of Madhya Pradesh. If reports are to be believed, the Chief Minister Kamal Nath Cabinet on Thursday will meet on Thursday and a nod to a hike of 2 per cent on Dearness Allowance (DA) is likely. The proposal for the DA hike for the state government employees, due from July 2018, will be presented before the Cabinet. If passed, the move will benefit around 10 lakh employees of the state, while incurring an expenditure of Rs 1,098 crore on the exchequer.

Meanwhile, as far as the Central Government employees are concerned, their demands are likely to be met but not completely. They are demanding a hike of up to Rs 8,000 in their salaries. However, reports suggest that a hike may be announced in February itself but, the same may be lower than what they are asking for.

Shiv Gopal Mishra, the Chief of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA), was quoted as saying in a report by OdishaTV that the Narendra Modi government is serious about offering a hike in the salaries of the Central Government employees.

Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Finance P Radhakrishnan has not once but twice claimed that the government is not considering or mulling a plan to accept the demands for a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendation by the Central Government employees.