The Modi government is back in power with a thumping majority and now Central government employees in various departments and ministries are hopeful that they would soon receive a hike in their minimum pay.
The Central government employees have been demanding a further hike in the minimum pay against the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission.
As per the reports, Currently, Rs 18,000 is a minimum pay for a Central Government employees and after the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission/ 7th CPC around Rs 8000 will be increased. Thus, the minimum salary scale will land near Rs 26,000.
Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had ordered to implement 7th Pay commission recommendations in the year 2016 and the Central government employees are likely to receive the arrears for last 36 months.
The 7th CPC has increased the fitment factor by 2.57 times. However, the government employees have been demanding minimum basic pay to be Rs 26,000 with a fitment factor 3.68 times.
If the reports are to be believed then the government may consider basic pay to be Rs 21,000 with and may increase fitment factor by 3 times.