7th Pay Commission Latest News: The 50 lakh Central Government employees who have been waiting for a hike in the minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations are likely to get a good news soon, most probably in less than 20 days, by next month. As per reports, the Narendra Modi government may give a nod to an increase in the minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Central Pay Commission or 7th CPC recommendations for Central Government employees on August 15. If this happens, then the minimum pay of the Central Government employees will be increased by up to Rs 8,000 to Rs 26,000 while, the fitment factor will rise by 3.68 per cent. 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 another move, which is likely to benefit approximately 48.41 lakh central government employees and around 61 lakh pensioners, the Centre is planning to increase the dearness allowance (DA). The news has granted more strength to the hopes of the Central Government employees who are waiting for a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Maharashtra Govt to Put on Hold DA, LTC of 12 Lakh Employees For Two Years
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The Central Government employees are becoming eager for a announcement about hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th CPC or 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations amid declaration of 7th Pay Commission benefits to the employees of various states by their governments. Recently, Maharashtra government announced that the salaries of its employees will be increased from Diwali this year. Earlier, the Uttar Pradesh government had announced an increase in the House Rent Allowance (HRA) in the salaries of the employees. Similar benefits, under recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, have been provided by several other state governments including Jammu and Kashmir, Tripura and Madhya Pradesh.
The hopes of 50 lakh Central Government employees and an equivalent retirees were dashed earlier this year when Minister of Finance (MoS) P Radhakrishnan announced that the Centre is not considering announcing a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. He informed about the decision while speaking in Rajya Sabha in March.