Central government employees who have been waiting for some good news after the 7th Pay Commission may have to wait longer. The Cabinet recently approved the revised salary for judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts. The question is will this decision lead to a further delay in approving the hike in basic minimum pay for CG employees. The assurance to increase the salary was given to the CG employees 18 months back. There was no reason for the government to delay the pay hike. However reports state that there was a deliberate attempt made by the government to delay the pay hike as it saved several 1000 crores. The approximate amount that the government saved was Rs 26,000 crores.