7th Pay Commission Latest News: As over 50 lakh Central Government employees still await for the hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations, the employees and pensioners of a north-east state have been given the assurance that they will get a salary hike as per the 7th Central Pay Commission soon.
The Deputy Chief Minister of Tripura Jishnu Devvarma, while ruling out reports of serious financial crisis in the state, said that there will be no dearth of money for implementing the 7th CPC recommendations for employees and pensioners. However, he didn’t state as to when can the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission can be expected but speculations are rife that by December, the employees can get to hear a good news in this regard. The assurance from Devvarma has cemented the hopes of Tripura government employees and pensioners of getting a pay hike soon.
Recently, the employees of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled state got a good news in terms of salary hike as the government decided upon providing them the benefits of 7th Central Pay Commission or 7th CPC. On September 7, Madhya Pradesh Public Relation Minister Narottam Mishra announced that the professors of every college in the state that is funded by the MP government will get the pay hike as per 7th Pay Commission.
In a similar move, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government on September 5, i.e. Teachers’ Day, decided to give 7th Pay Commission pay scale to teachers and professors of state colleges and universities.
The announcements of implementing 7th Pay Commission by the two BJP-ruled states, among others, have once again raised the hopes of the Central Government employees of getting a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor as per 7th Pay Commission recommendations. Their hopes were dashed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 15 as no announcement was made in this regard during the Independence Day speech by him. If the demands of Central Government employees are met, the minimum pay will be increased by up to Rs 26,000 and the fitment factor will be raised by 3.68 times.
The hike in minimum pay and fitment factor for Central Government employees still hangs in balance as Minister of Finance (MoS) P Radhakrishnan, in March, had declared that the Centre is not considering a raise the minimum pay and fitment factor of 50 lakh Central Government employees and retirees beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations.