7th Pay Commission : Arun Jaitley assured hike in pay for central employees
The Central Government employees deserve a pay hike beyond the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, finance ministry sources have said. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had assured that the pay cap would rise and he will not go back on his word, the source also said. The pay hike is absolutely necessary to keep up with the inflation. The source also indicated that the government is all set to accept the recommendations of a rise in pay cap suggested by the National Anomaly Committee. Inflation is a major issue and CG employees are finding hard to make two ends meet. There has been a great deal of frustration and anger among the employees for whom the wait for good news has been never-ending. Officials say that the government will accept the NAC recommendations for a rise in pay cap. The source also indicated that the Finance Ministry will be flexible on the issue of pay cap. There are a number of factors that have been considered before a decision was arrived at. The NAC has been told to bear in mind the condition of the CG employees and also burden on the exchequer. However sources say that the government wants a long standing solution to the problem. It is certain that the 7th Pay Commission would be the last.