Published On: Mon, Sep 18th, 2017

7th Pay Commission: Central govt employees hope for pay raise after allowances

New Delhi: The central government employees, who are busy celebrating the higher allowances getting, now they are hoping that the government is likely to enhance their pay next year.

FM Arun Jaitley will follow the pay gap and to hike the employees pay with with raising fitment factor 3.00 times.

FM Arun Jaitley will follow the pay gap and to hike the employees pay with with raising fitment factor 3.00 times.

A source told  The Sen Times on condition of anonymity that the Finance Ministry will hike the pay with raising fitment factor 3.00 times from 2.57 times, will be paid from January next year and minimum pay is likely to get hiked to Rs 21,000 from Rs 18,000.

“The National Anomaly Committee may recommend to hike pay Rs 21,000 from Rs 18,000 with raising fitment factor 3.00 times from 2.57 times,” the source said.

The 7th Pay Commission had recommended the fitment factor of 2.57 uniformly for all employees to pay hike and minimum pay has been raised from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 per month while the maximum pay has been hiked from Rs 80,000 to Rs 2.5 lakh.

The central government employees unions are demanding for hiking minimum pay Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000 and asked to raising fitment factor 3.68 times from 2.57 times.

So, the government had formed a 22-member National Anomaly Committee headed by Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) in September, 2016 to look into pay anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations.

The source added central government employees, after getting the allowances, were very hopeful that they would get a pay raise from the National Anomaly Committee.

“The central government employees unions have already conveyed their feelings to the Finance minister Arun Jaitley that the pay raise given to the employees under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations was not enough as it came after ten years,” the source said.

The source pointed out that the pay gap between the highest maximum pay and the lowest minimum pay in the 7th Pay Commission recommendations is 1:14, which was 1:12 in the 6th pay scale, it was not adequate, according to law.

“Hence, central government employees unions are hopeful that the Finance minister Arun Jaitley will follow the pay gap and to hike the employees pay with with raising fitment factor 3.00 times,” the source said.

The source said the Finance Ministry would soon ask the National Anomaly Committee to go through the demands of the unions and than determine the pay raise with fitment factor 3.00 times.

Last year the Cabinet had cleared recommendations made by the 7th Pay Commission report that recommending a 23.55 percent overall increase in salaries, allowances and pension for more than 1 crore central government employees and pensioners.

TST

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