7th Pay Commission: Govt will not go beyond fitment factor 2.80
New Delhi, Aug 14: This news regarding the 7th Pay Commission may bring about some amount of cheer for the Central Government employees.
The likely roll out of a pay hike could be expected and the fitment factor may be 2.80. As per the ongoing discussions, the government may announce a pay hike with the fitment factor 2.80 instead of 2.57.
The 7th Pay Commission had used fitment factor with which the basic pay in the 6th Pay Commission is multiplied for the basic pay of the 7th Pay Commission.
The government which is yet to take any concrete decision is under immense pressure to announce a hike in basic minimum pay. While government sources say that a decision is likely none are indicating clearly when it would be done.
The 7th Pay Commission had recommended the minimum pay fro Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 a month with a fitment factor of 2.57. The pay panel had also recommended a 14.27 per cent hike in the basic pay at the junior levels, which incidentally is the lowest in 70 years.
The 6th Pay Commission had recommended a 20 per cent hike which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008.
Unhappy with the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, the CG employees had demanded minimum pay of Rs 26,000 instead of Rs 18,000. They had also asked for the fitment factor to be raised 3.68 times instead of 2.57 times.