7th Pay Commission: Latest news today, Modi sarkar’s big gift to CG employees
In a bid to end the nightmare caused by the 7th Pay Commission, the Narendra Modi government has given its nod to hike the basic minimum pay.
It is now confirmed that the basic minimum pay for 50 lakh Central Government employees and pensioners would rise from the existing Rs 18,000. This is nothing short of good news for the CG employees and pensioners who have been awaiting good news on the pay hike.
Green signal to raise fitment factor:
Officials in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions say that the government decided to give the green signal as it had funds. The government realises that it has the funds to increase the pay of the CG employees. This is the reason why it gave the green signal to the NAC to go ahead and hike the minimum pay and increase the fitment factor to 3 times.
What salary hike can CG employees expect:
The indication is that the salary hike would be Rs 21,000. However there is no clarity of what the final amount would be. It could be more and that would depend on the deliberations at the NAC meet. However sources say that the amount would not be below Rs 21,000.
Anomalies to be looked into:
The NAC was formed to look into the pay anomalies rising out of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. The government had assured that the anomalies would be looked into. Now it has given the green signal to the NAC to go ahead with the pay raise and also the fitment factor to 3 times. This would mean that the pay would be hiked from Rs 18,000 to Rs 21,000.
7th Pay Commission in the news:
7th Pay Commission has been in the news for a long time. There are debates and discussions about whether the government has the finances to raise the basic minimum pay. While it was stated that the government may not be able to take the load, the news now is that the Modi sarkar has decided to loosen its purse strings and give CG employees and pensioners good news in January 2018.