7th Pay Commission latest news: Ahead of Dussehra, rumours begin to float
New Delhi, Sep 08: Just ahead of Dussehra, rumours regarding the 7th Pay Commission have started to circulate.
There are reports that suggest that the government will make a decision regarding a pay hike for the Central Government employees ahead of Dussehra. Reports say that the demand by the CG employees regarding a pay hike is being looked into and announcement would be made soon.
However sources have told OneIndia that these are just rumours and CG employees should not believe in the same. There is no such decision being taken by the government. In fact the only thing that the government is now looking into is a DA hike.
The government is expected to take a decision on the 5 per cent DA hike this month.
What CG employees must bear in mind is that the Dearness Allowance may be increased by 5 per cent. This could be the good news that may be on the way as a result of which the government did not take into account the demand for a hike in the basic minimum pay.
Harishankar Tiwari, Former Secretary and Assistant Secretary of All India Audit and Accounts Association, AG Office Brotherhood had said an increase in the DA is possible. Tiwari who also calculates the government employees' DA said that there is a possibility that the DA may be increased by 5 per cent. There is a tangible reason behind it and that is because, according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) data, inflation has increased in April, 2019. However, there is a little uncertainty as CPI statistics for June, 2019 are yet to come and this will be revealed by the end of July, the report also said.
If the government decides to hike the DA, then it would stand at 17 per cent and this would be the highest DA increment since 2016. It may be recalled that the government had hiked the DA by 3 per cent in January 2019. At that time the AICPI stood at 301 and the DA at 10.36 per cent. If the index increases by 2 points then the DA calculation will be based on 17 per cent.
CG employees have been demanding that their basic minimum pay be increased to Rs 26,000. The 7th Pay Commission had however recommenced that the basic minimum pay be at Rs 18,000.