7th Pay Commission: Latest news and update on NAC meeting, decision
The National Anomaly Committee is set to meet to discuss the hike in pay beyond the 7th Pay Commission. The meeting that was scheduled to be held on October 7 was postponed and now the matter is expected to be taken up anytime before the end of this month.
The NAC is meeting to decide on the proposal to hike the basic minimum pay for Central Government employees. Although no official date has been given, sources say that the NAC is making all necessary arrangements to meet this month itself.
Latest update on NAC meet
The NAC was formed by the Union Government to look into the pay anomalies arising out of the pay panel's recommendations. Sources say that considering the fact that the government wants to take a final decision on basic minimum pay by January 2018 itself, the NAC is making all efforts to hold the meeting this month itself.
Why was NAC meet postponed
CG employees and pensioners were eagerly waiting for the NAC meet to take place. It was scheduled to be held on October 7. However there were some deliberations and discussions that were pending and hence the meeting was postponed. Moreover the decision to raise the fitment factor from 2.57 to 3 times was being discussed. If the fitment factor is raised to 3 times then the pay would go up from Rs 18,000 to Rs 21,000. However many employees were hoping that the pay is hiked to Rs 26,000.
What is the NAC’s final decision
The NAC basically will tow the line of the government. The government has made it clear that the fitment factor be risen to 3 times and for now it cannot go beyond that. With the government indicating that it has the funds to rise the basic minimum pay, the NAC meeting will vote in majority of what the government wants. While not many would be happy with the pay hike of Rs 21,000, sources in the government say that for now that would be the amount and over the next year or so the pay would vary.
Implementation of Children Education Allowance under 7th Pay Commission
Now, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) has conveyed the Government's decision on the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission in regard to grant of Children Education Allowance & Hostel Subsidy to Government servants These instructions shall apply mutatis-mutandis to Railway employees and shall be effective from July, 2017.