New Delhi, January 28: For around 48 lakh government employees this financial year is going to be a big gift as the government is likely to pay the increased salaries as per the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission.

According to a report, it is learnt that the government may allocate the money in the Budget 2018 for the salary hike of its employees, Financial Express reported. However, the hike may come into effect later this year. The centre may allocate the fund for the employees up to matrix level 5. A number of reports also suggest that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is yet to give a nod to it.

Earlier, the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) had recommended a minimum pay to increase from Rs 18,000 to Rs 21,000 and also increase the fitment factor from the existing 2.57 times to 3.00, beyond what has been recommended in the 7th pay Commission.

Till date, the NAC has sent the proposal through the DoPT recommending a hike of the minimum salary for the central government employees beyond the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. In return, the DoPT has also forwarded it to the finance ministry.

Originally, the 7th Pay Commission headed by Justice AK Mathur had recommended a hike in the basic pay to Rs 18,000 from Rs 7,000 a month, while the maximum basic pay to Rs 2.5 lakh from Rs 80,000 and fitment factor of 2.57 times.

On the other side, the central government employees have sought a raise in minimum pay from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000 and fitment factor 3.68 times from 2.57 times beyond the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.

Earlier this month, the Puducherry government also confirmed that it would soon implement the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission pay panel report for civic employees also.

PWD and Local Administration Minister A Namassivayam said already the government staff had been sanctioned the revised pay structure in keeping with the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission.

Source:- IC