7th Pay Commission Latest News: Over 50 lakh Central Government employees and an equivalent retirees will have to wait for some more time for an announcement on the hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations. As claimed by media reports, there is a possibility that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will announce an increase in fitment factor and minimum pay beyond 7th Central Pay Commission or 7th CPC recommendations on August 15, i.e. Independence Day. However, the reports hold less credibility following the announcement by Minister of Finance (MoS) P Radhakrishnan in March that the Centre is not considering a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission for 50 lakh Central Government employees and retirees. Also Read - No, Working Hours For Central Government Staff Have Not Been Stretched to 7 PM | Here's The Truth
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In case, the Centre agrees to the demands of the Central Government employees and announces a hike then the fitment factor will see an increase of up to 3.68 times and the minimum pay will rise by up to Rs 8,000 to reach Rs 26,000. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Maharashtra Govt to Put on Hold DA, LTC of 12 Lakh Employees For Two Years
Meanwhile, the Haryana Government recently approved the pay scale recommendations as per Seventh Pay Commission to the teaching and non-teaching staff of government universities, government colleges and government aided colleges with effect from January 1, 2016.
The Maharashtra government too has announced salary hike for 17 lakh state employees under 7th Pay Commission from January 2019. Other states that have started providing the benefits of 7th Pay Commission to their employees are Bihar, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
Reports also suggest that the Central Government employees and pensioners can also expect a hike in the dearness allowance (DA) soon. If it comes, along with the hike in fitment factor and minimum pay beyond recommendations of 7th CPC, then it will be a double bonanza for the Central Government employees.