7th Pay Commission Latest News: The 50 lakh Central Government employees, along with an equal number of retirees, who have been waiting for a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations, may in all likelihood will get to hear a good news on August 15. As per reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make an announcement about increasing the fitment factor by 3.68 times and minimum pay by Rs 8,000 in 48 hours, i.e. two days. The declaration beyond the 7th Central Pay Commission or 7th CPC recommendations may take the minimum pay of over 50 lakh Central Government employees to Rs 26,000.

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Meanwhile, the Haryana Government recently 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 announcement was made as per the Seventh Pay Commission. The news has further beefed up the confidence of the Central Government employees that a hike for them in fitment factor and minimum pay is likely on August 15.

Apart from Haryana, the Maharashtra government too has announced salary hike under 7th Pay Commission from January 2019 for 17 lakh state employees. 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.

Furthermore, the Central Government employees and pensioners can also expect a hike in the dearness allowance (DA) as reports claim that the Centre is mulling to provide this benefit 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.

Noteworthy, all of these reports are coming after an announcement was made by the Centre in March that a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission for 50 lakh Central Government employees is not being considered. Minister of Finance (MoS) P Radhakrishnan said this in the Rajya Sabha.