The Central government employees have been demanding a further hike in the minimum pay against the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission. While several rumours related to the hike had been making rounds prior to the election but nothing materialised, the return of Narendra Modi government at the Centre has once again rebirth the hope of a hike soon for the lakhs of employees.
The CG employees are presently getting a minimum pay of Rs 18,000. However, they demand that the present pay is not enough to put an impact on their financial situation. And so, looking into the present market scenario, there’s a need to hike the minimum pay to Rs 26,000 or a hike by Rs 8,000.
Besides, the pay commission had earlier recommended that the pay matrix could be reviewed periodically without waiting for long ten years and the CG employees’ salary can be reviewed on the basis of the Aykroyd formula which takes into consideration the changes prices of the commodities that constitute a common man’s basket.
Besides, rumours were also there that an increase in the minimum pay would be considered by the central government but it will not be Rs 8,000 as demanded by the CG employees rather around Rs 2000. So, the Central government employees will now have to wait till the Modi government takes oath and come up with the announcement of pay hike beyond what was recommended by the 7th Pay Commission in the very interest of the lakhs of Central government employees.