7th Pay Commission Latest News: In what may come as trouble for the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh, around 1 lakh state government employees are planning to take out a rally demanding pay hike as per the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, according to reports.
The protest has been called by the state government employees under the banner of Uttar Pradesh State Employees Federation. The employees will reportedly give a deadline to the government relating to pay hike and pension-related issues.
The UPSEF was reportedly in talks with the Yogi government but the talks failed to reach a consensus over the demands of the state employees. The federation had staged a protest in the national capital last month.
Meanwhile, several employees are planning to go on strike from October 25 to October 27 demanding implementation of the old pension system, reported Zee Business.
However, the state government turned down the demand and warned the employees taking part in the strike of salary cut.
The UP government and its employees have been at loggerheads over the implementations of the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations.
The state government had approved the implementation of the 7th CPC for the academic staff on September 5. It has been reported that the move would cost the government around Rs 920 crore.
On a related note, the Narendra Modi government has finalised the raise in minimum pay and fitment factor for the central government employees, according to Zee Business.
However, an announcement on the same may not be made now due to the upcoming Assembly Elections in five states.