Central government employees may hope to get some good news at the beginning of the next financial year in April.
If reports are to be believed, government may consider increasing the salary of lower-level officials, from matrix level 1 to 5, and go beyond the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission. As of now, Central government employees are drawing basic pay as per the fitment formula of 2.57 of the basic pay under the Sixth Pay Commission.
There are talks that the salaries of Central government employees may be revised as government is considering revising the fitment formula to 3 times of the basic pay under the Sixth Pay Commission. Central government employees may, however, have to wait till the beginning of the next financial year to expect a revision in salaries when the proposal is likely to be sent to the Cabinet for approval.
The Budget 2018, many seem to argue, did not have much for the salaried middle-class individuals. Some hoped that there could be some announcements on increase in basic minimum pay, a longstanding demand of Central government employees. Following the implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, the basic pay of Central government employees went up from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 per month based on the fitment factor of 2.57, and effective from Jamuary 1, 2016.
Central government employees, however, want the basic minimum pay to be hiked to Rs 26,000 per month, based on a fitment factor of 3.7. In June last year, the Narendra Modi-led Cabinet approved the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission on House Rent Allowance (HRA) and other allowances for 48 lakh Central government employees. The Cabinet cleared the pay commission’s recommendations with 34 modifications. Since then, several state governments have also announced revision in salaries of employees based on the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.
Source:- India Today