7CPC: After NAC Refusal, FM Officials Likely to Discuss Hike in Minimum Pay, Fitment Factor Soon

| December 2, 2017

New Delhi, Dec 2: After the central government employees’ unions leaders threatened the government of an indefinite strike, the Finance Ministry officials are likely to meet soon to discuss a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. The ministry sources said that the finance ministry officials are likely to meet and discuss a proposal for hiking pay and fitment factor beyond the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. The hopes of one crore central government employees were completely crushed when a finance ministry official confirmed that there will be no hike in minimum pay beyond the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.








The government had earlier given their nod to raise the minimum pay to Rs 18,000 per month on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission from Rs 7,000 per month and maximum basic pay from Rs 80,000 to Rs 2.5 lakh and Rs 2.5 lakh for the cabinet secretary and a fitment factor of 2.57, as proposed by the 7th Pay Commission. However, the central government employees demanded a raise in minimum pay from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000, a hike by Rs 8,000, and fitment factor 3.68 times from 2.57 times, beyond the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.




The National Anomaly Committee (NAC) was supposed to meet the suggest recommendations on higher minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission by December 15, 2017. However, a Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) letter stated that the demands for a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission “does not appear to be treated as an anomaly.”, Hence, the demands recommendations beyond the 7th Pay Commission do not come under the purview of the NAC, the letter said.




There were reports that the NAC will discuss the hike in minimum pay beyond the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission in October. But since the dates of Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat were announced by the Election Commission, the meeting was scheduled to take place by December 15. However, it all came to rest when the NAC cleared that the recommendations beyond the 7th Pay Commission cannot be treated as an anomaly.

Source:- IC

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