7th Pay Commission Latest News: Over 50 lakh Central Government employees who were waiting for a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations were left in a lurch on August 15 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi didn’t make an announce the good news. However, the employees of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled state will get an increased salary for 32 months as the government decided upon providing them the benefits of 7th Central Pay Commission or 7th CPC.

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As per reports, Madhya Pradesh Public Relation Minister Narottam Mishra announced on September 7 that the professors of every college in the state that is funded by the MP government will get the pay hike as per 7th Pay Commission. Furthermore, he informed that the arrears amount will be transferred to the GPF accounts of these professors. The announcement came two days after Teachers’ Day (September 5).

In a similar move, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government on September 5, i.e. Teachers’ Day, decided to give 7th Pay Commission pay scale to teachers and professors of state colleges and universities. According to an official spokesman, the government will bear financial burden of Rs 921.54 crore for this hike and the state will bear 50 per cent of the burden. The new pay scale to the state and related cadre teachers will come into effect from January 1, 2016. The decision was taken in the light of revision of pay scales of Central Government employees on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission or 7th CPC.

With these two big announcements for the employees of two BJP-ruled states, the Central Government employees have again started hoping for a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations. If their demands are met, the minimum pay will be increased by up to Rs 8,000 and the fitment factor will be raised by 3.68 times.

Meanwhile, earlier in March, Minister of Finance (MoS) P Radhakrishnan had declared that the Centre is not considering a raise the minimum pay and fitment factor of 50 lakh Central Government employees and retirees beyond 7th Pay Commission.