7th Pay Commission Latest News: The hopes of over 50 lakh Central Government employees and an equivalent retirees for a hike in fitment factor and minimum pay beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations have gained momentum after the government of a state approved the pay scale recommendations in colleges and varsities. The news comes ahead of August 15, Independence Day, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as per reports, will announce a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor for 50 lakh Central Government employees beyond 7th Central Pay Commission or 7th CPC recommendations. If the PM makes an announcement then the minimum pay of the Central Government employees will get a hike of up to Rs 8,000 to reach Rs 26,000. On the other hand, the fitment factor will be raised by 3.68 times following the announcement.

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Earlier on Friday, the Haryana government 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 as per the 7th pay commission. The move will put an additional burden of Rs 230.6 crore annually on the state exchequer. The decision will benefit teaching and non-teaching staff working on 2,853 posts in various universities and colleges. (Click Here For More Information)

Another good news that has left the Central Government employees, who have been waiting for a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations, beaming with joy is the likelihood of getting a hike in the dearness allowance. If reports are to be believed, the move will benefit around 61 lakh pensioners and approximately 48.41 lakh central government employees, when announced.

Amid these reports, the Bihar Government has also, a few days before, announced that the state university and college staff would soon get the salaries and perks at par with the 7th Pay Commission. Prior to it, the Maharashtra Government had declared that the state employees will start getting increased salaries as per 7th Pay Commission recommendations from Diwali this year.

Other states which have provided the 7th Pay Commission benefits to its employees are – Uttar Pradesh,  Tripura, Jammu and Kashmir and Madhya Pradesh. All these developments across states are more than enough to up the hopes of the Central Government employees for a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond recommendations of 7th Pay Commission.

It may be noted here that Minister of Finance (MoS) P Radhakrishnan, earlier this year, had dashed the hopes of 50 lakh Central Government employees for a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission by announcing that the Centre is not considering to make an announcement regarding the same.