7th Pay Commission latest news: Govt seriously working on plan to hike salaries
New Delhi, Nov 05: The government is expected to take a decision relating to the 7th Pay Commission soon.
There are several reports that suggest that a decision regarding the hike in minimum basic pay is round the corner. Although no official has been able to confirm the time and date of the same, there is talk that the government is considering this move.
The government is seriously contemplating hiking the salaries of Central Government employees, according to several reports. Some decision on the increase of the basic minimum pay and fitment factor is expected to be taken this month.
The government is yet to make a formal announcement to this effect. CG employees can expect a hike considering the recent decisions that the government has taken. The government in a bid to increase spending had hiked the Dearness Allowance of CG employees.
If one goes by the trends, then it is clear that the government will not hesitate to take a decision regarding the pay hike as well. The DA is a cost of living adjustment allowance. This is adjusted in line with inflation to compensate for a price rise.
The CG employees were given a pay hike of Rs 18,000 as per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. However they were unhappy with the same and have been demanding that the basic minimum pay be raised to at least Rs 26,000. If the government increases the basic minimum pay, then it is likely to be fixed at Rs 21,000.