The government has given the green signal to hike the minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission. This news would come as a major relief to all Central Government employees who have been waiting for good news and latest updates on pay hike. The NAC and the Department of Expenditure will finalise the matter following which the Cabinet will approve the same in January 2018. 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.