7th Central Pay Commission Latest News: Ahead of the festive season, the BJP-led government in Tripura has announced a pay hike for its employees and pensioners as per the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission – a major pre-poll promise of the saffron party in the state.

In his address at a press conference at the state secretariat on Tuesday evening, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said that the revised pay scale would come in effect from October 1. This means the salaries of over 2,19,454 employees stand hiked as of October 1, 2018.

The new formula was prepared based on recommendations made by a committee headed by former Assam Chief Secretary PP Varma for implementing 7th Central Pay Commission awards in Tripura.

The recommendations, which were submitted to the state government on Friday, were accepted in a special cabinet meeting held today, Deb said.

The revised pay was prepared by raising the level of multiplication factor or booster factor to 2.57. However, “suitable arrangements” would be made wherever the revised salary works out higher than the corresponding as per 7th CPC recommendations.

The multiplication factor would, thus, be “slightly lower” than 2.57 at some levels of the new salary and pay matrix, a statement made available to the press, said.

As per the revised scale, minimum pay at the entry level of the pay matrix would be Rs. 18,000 per month for Group-C employees, which is at par with 7th CPC recommendations and Rs. 16,000 per month for Group-D employees.

Pensioners would enjoy a minimum pension of Rs. 8,000 per month and a maximum of Rs. 1,07,450 per month.

Recently, it was reported that the Modi government has decided to double the number of employees that are covered under its pension scheme – from the current 3.09 crore to 6 crore.