7th Pay Commission: Around 50 lakh Central government employees have been demanding salary hike beyond 7th CPC or 7th Pay Commission recommendations for years. Speculations are rife that the Modi-led government is all set to make an announcement on the pay hike beyond recommendations of 7th CPC, ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Tamil Nadu Freezes DA Till July 2021, Suspends Earned Leave Of Its Employees For One Year

Take a look at the key demands of central government employees under the 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

The employees were reportedly demanding to hike the minimum basic pay to Rs 26,000 instead of Rs 18,000. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: SSB Announces Recruitment For Assistant Commandant Post, Get Paid Rs 1,77,500 Monthly

The Central and state government employees are demanding a hike in the fitment factor from 2.57 times to 3.68 times beyond the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.

The 7th Pay Commission had recommended a 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay, raising minimum pay from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 month, which was accepted by the government in June 2016. Since then, central government employees have been asking to raise minimum pay to Rs 26,000 and fitment factor 3.68 times from 2.57 times.

Instead of Group A, B and C, the employees want the classification of posts to be executive and non-executive.

Furthermore, they are demanding equal pay for equal nature of work.

Earlier, the Centre was not willing to hike minimum pay beyond recommendations of 7th CPC but now reports claim that PM Narendra Modi might announce the hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission from Red Fort on August 15 in his Independence Day speech.