7th Pay Commission – Government to go ahead with pay hike, NAC to finalise the matter

| October 30, 2017

New Delhi, October 29: The Union Government has finally given a green signal to hike the minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission, a news report said. The National Anomaly Committee (NAC) and theDepartment of Expenditure will finalise the matter following which the Cabinet will approve the same in January 2018.

This news would come as a major relief to a large number of central government employees who have been eagerly waiting for good news.

The union government had also assured that the anomalies would be looked into. Now it has given the green signal to the NAC to go ahead with the pay rise 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.

According to reports, officials in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions said that the government decided to give the green signal as it had funds. The government realised that it has the funds to increase the pay of the Central Government employees.

Due to this, it gave the green signal to the NAC to go ahead and hike the minimum basic pay and increase the fitment factor to 3 times.

Some reports suggest that the salary hike would be Rs 21,000. However, there is no clarity of what the final amount would be.

The 7th Pay Commission had earlier recommended that the minimum pay is raised from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 per month. Also, the maximum pay had been hiked from Rs 80,000 to Rs 2,25 lakh per month. For the Cabinet Secretary level position, the senior most civil servant the hike was at Rs 2.5 lakh.

Source:- India.com

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