7th Pay Commission Latest News: The 50 lakh central government employees, who were hoping for an announcement by the Centre over their demands of a hike in fitment factor and minimum pay beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations on Republic Day 2019, were once again left disappointed on January 26, Saturday. Several reports that a good news may be in store for the CG employees in the wake of 70th Republic Day were doing rounds for past may days. However, the Narendra Modi-led government made no such announcement.
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Meanwhile, the Centre is leaving no stone unturned in keeping its employees happy ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. While a hike of up to 300 per cent in allowance that the CG employees get for handling cash and treasury was recently approved by the government, a proposal to extend the 7th Central Pay Commission or 7th CPC benefits to the teachers and other academic staff of the state government and government-aided degree level technical institution in the country was also given nod.
As far as the Central Government employees are concerned, it seems that they will have to wait a little longer for the Centre to accept their demands of a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations.
The CG employees are demanding a hike of up to Rs 8,000 in the minimum pay and an increase in fitment factor too. They want the Centre to hike the same from 2.56 times to 3.68 times. Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Finance P Radhakrishnan has claimed twice in a matter of 10 months that the government is not considering or mulling a plan to accept the demands of the Central Government employees.