7th Pay Commission Latest News: Over 50 lakh Central Government employees and an equivalent retirees can expect a good news regarding a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the 7th Pay Commission recommendations in about 96 hours. Reports suggest that Prime Minister Narendra Modi may announce a hike of Rs 8,000 in the minimum pay and an increase of 3.68 times in fitment factor for the Central Government employees on August 15, i.e. Independence Day. Meanwhile, the members of All India Station Masters’ Association (AISMA) is currently on a 24-hour hunger strike, called on Saturday, over alleged discrimination in the 7th Central Pay Commission or 7th CPC implemented by the government. (Click here for complete information on strike by station masters) Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest Update: Good News For Non-central Govt Employees, They Can Also Avail Centre’s LTC Cash Voucher Scheme Now | Details Here

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The strike called by the All India Station Masters’ Association (AISMA) over Seventh Pay Commission (7th Pay Commission) implementation comes two days after the Maharashtra government employees ended their 3-day strike which began on August 7. The employees had launched a strike over various demands including implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission or 7th CPC report. Also Read - Upset Over Not Getting a Salary Hike, Man Stages Robbery of Rs 10 Lakh to Take Revenge From His Boss

Meanwhile, the Maharashtra Government, in a good news for 17 lakh state employees, had announced salary hike under 7th Pay Commission from January 2019. The decision, which is expected to benefit around 17 lakh state government employees, will impose an additional burden of a whopping Rs 21,000 crore on the exchequer.

In a similar announcement under 7th Pay Commission, the Haryana Government had 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. The decision will put an additional burden of Rs 230.6 crore annually on the state exchequer and benefit teaching and non-teaching staff working on 2,853 posts in various universities and colleges.

Besides expecting an announcement of a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations on August 15, the Central Government employees and pensioners are also hoping to get a hike in the dearness allowance (DA). Reports are doing rounds on the same while strengthening the wait for a hike in fitment factor and minimum pay beyond recommendations of 7th CPC.

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Meanwhile, the governments of Bihar, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir have begun providing the benefits of the 7th Pay Commission to their employees.

Amid the reports of a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor for Central Government employees beyond 7th Pay Commission, it may be noted that earlier in March Minister of Finance (MoS) P Radhakrishnan had announced in the Rajya Sabha that the Centre is not considering making an announcement a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission for 50 lakh Central Government employees.