7th Pay Commission Latest News: The Central Government employees, who have been waiting since long for an announcement related to hike in fitment factor and minimum pay beyond the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, are likely to get a good news in next 25 days. As the reports have been doing rounds, Prime Minister Narendra Modi may speak about minimum pay and fitment factor hike beyond 7th CPC or 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations on the 15th day of August, i.e. Independence Day. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: UPSC Jobs With Salary Up to Rs 1,77,500 Plus DA, Other Allowances on Offer | Check Details

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Meanwhile, reports claiming that the Centre is mulling to increase the dearness allowance for central government employees and pensioners soon are providing more ground to the likelihood of the announcement related to an increase in minimum pay and fitment factor for Central Government employees beyond the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission (7th Pay Commission). Notably, if the government announces a raise in the dearness allowance, the move may benefit 48.41 lakh central government employees and 61.17 lakh pensioners. In March, the government had increased the dearness allowance by 2 per cent. Also Read - Your Salary Hike This Year May Not Lead to Increase in Take-Home Pay| Here’s Why

The Central Government employees see a ray of hope for a rise in the minimum factor and fitment factor at a time when the House Rent Allowance (HRA) and City Compensatory Allowance (CCA) of the Uttar Pradesh state employees have been increased by Yogi Adityanath government. The development, will prove beneficial for 15 lakh employees including 5.5 lakh government teachers, came at a time when the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 are around the corner.

Besides, the governments of Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh,Tripura and Madhya Pradesh have reportedly started providing 7th Pay Commission benefits to the state employees. However, dashing the hopes of over 50 lakh employees who have been demanding higher minimum pay and fitment factor, Minister of State in Finance P Radhakrishnan, earlier this year, informed Rajya Sabha that the Centre was not considering hiking minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

The Central and state government employees are demanding a hike of 3.68 times from 2.57 times in fitment factor beyond Seventh Pay Commission recommendations from the Centre, as suggested by reports.