7th Pay Commission: Latest Updates on NAC Meeting, Minimum Pay Hike

| November 14, 2017

New Delhi, Nov 14: The central government employees have been waiting for a hike in minimum pay beyond the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission or 7th CPC since June 2016. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley promised to raise minimum pay beyond the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission and formed the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) to look into the matter. It’s been a year since the formation of the NAC but report on raising minimum pay beyond the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission hasn’t been submitted.








If media reports are to be believed, the NAC is likely to submit its report on a hike in minimum pay by December 15 and the central government employees would receive higher minimum pay from April next year. Several reports earlier suggested that the government would raise minimum pay beyond the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission from January. The NAC meeting scheduled for October but got postponed reportedly because of the announcement of dates for Assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat.




The government may raise minimum pay to Rs 21,000 from Rs 18,000, which was recommended by the 7th Pay Commission or 7th CPC and approved by the Cabinet. The 7th Pay Commission had recommended a 14.27 percent hike in basic pay — the lowest in 70 years and raised minimum pay from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 month. Since then, the central government employees have been asking to raise minimum pay to Rs 26,000 and fitment factor 3.68 times from 2.57 times, under the 7th Pay Commission.




The NAC may suggest hiking minimum pay to Rs 21,000 from Rs 18,000. Fitment factor will be raised to 3.00 times from the existing 2.57 times. The government had approved a hike in salary and allowances as per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission in June 2016 and July 2017 respectively.

The revised pay under the 7th Pay Commission was expected to bring some relief to the central government employees. However, the 14.27 per cent hike in basic by the 7th Pay Commission — the lowest in 70 years — left the central government employees unsatisfied.

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