2017 was a bad year for the central government as they were deceived by the government as far as recommendations of the 7th Pay commission is concerned. In 2018, CG employees could hope that the high level committee would be formed. If any pay hike has to be recommended then the decision of this committee would be crucial. The committee became important since the National Anomaly Committee would not look into issues of pay hike and fitment factor. This was conveyed by the government in a letter dated October 30. Sources say that the committee would have to submit its report in 6 months. However the source was unable to say when the committee would be formed. For now there is no official word on the committee.