7th Pay Commission Latest News: Over 50 lakh Central Government employees who have been waiting for a hike in the minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations may soon get to hear an announcement with regard to the matter. If reports are to be believed, the announcement about hike in fitment factor, minimum pay beyond 7th Central Pay Commission or 7th CPC will be made by the Centre in August. The date when the Narendra Modi government will give an approval to the hike in the minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission is reportedly August 15. Following the announcement, if it is made, the minimum pay of the Central Government employees will get an increase of up to Rs 8,000, taking it to Rs 26,000 whereas, the fitment factor will see a rise up to 3.68 per cent.Also Read - 7th Pay Commission: House Rent Allowance Likely To Increase by 3% For Govt Employees Soon, But Here’s The Catch

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As the wait of Central Government employees for a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond recommendations of 7th Pay Commission grows longer and longer, the Centre is reportedly planning to increase their dearness allowance (DA). The move will, in all likelihood, benefit approximately 48.41 lakh central government employees and around 61 lakh pensioners. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission: Centre Likely to Increase Basic Salary of Govt Employees to Rs 26,000 Before Assembly Polls

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The eagerness of the Central Government employees for a hike in  minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th CPC or 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations is increasing with time amid several state governments move to provide the benefits of 7th Pay Commission to their employees.

Recently, the Maharashtra government employees were given a reason to smile as the Devendra Fadnavis-led government announced that their salaries 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 its employees. These benefits are being provided by the state governments under the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. Similar steps have been taken by several other state governments including Tripura, Jammu and Kashmir and Madhya Pradesh.

Amid all these reports, the Central Government employees have once again seen a ray of hope for a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendation. Earlier, the wait of 50 lakh Central Government employees and an equivalent retirees was dashed 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 anytime soon.