New Delhi, July 24: There may be some good news regarding the 7th Pay Commission soon. The marathon talks between the government employees and the official side of the National Anomaly Committee ended with several decisions being made.
It has been decided to remove anomaly of pay matrix of the employees. The government is likely to increase the salaries of all its employees in a phased manner and it could start coming into effect from November 2018 onwards.
The Centre is planning on hiking the salaries of the government employees beyond wha the 7th Pay Commission had recommended. The Centre would come out with a decision in this regard after consulting with finance experts and also weighing in the pros and cons, a report in the Sen Times said.
For now, the Centre would only implement a hike in the basic pay. The official side of the NAC decided to address the anomaly of the pay matrix, the report also stated. There have been talks on for long since the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission were made.
The government now wants to lift the basic pay of its employees to fitment factor 3.00 times from 2.57 times. This would raise the basic minimum pay to Rs 21,000. CG employees have however been demanding the fitment factor be raised to 3.57 times which would make the basic pay Rs 26,000.
It may be recalled that the 7th Pay Commission recommendations were cleared by the Union Cabinet in 2016. The fitment factor was used by the 7th Pay Commission with which the basic pay in the 6th Pay Commission was multiplied at 2.57.