Published On: Mon, Sep 17th, 2018

7th Pay Commission: Centre likely to boost salary again for its employees

New Delhi: The central BJP government is likely to raise the salary for a second time for its 10 million employees and pensioners with in three years after implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations.

Allegations were currently made about PM Modi’s Finance Arun Jaitley tipping off Vijay Mallya and helping him flee the country started doing the rounds.

The worst pay revision on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission in the history of the last 70 years, that started from January 1, 2016, hike of 14 percent in the basic pay.

According to the revised pay rates issued by the Union government 2.57 times fitment factor of basic pay of 6th pay commission was given to the lower paid employees with minimum pay from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000.

The new order will be boosted 2.70 to 2.80 times fitment factor of basic pay of 6th pay commission, it will reaches minimum pay near to Rs 20,000.

The finance ministry official says salaries will rise for encouraging the lower level employees. The government will raise the minimum pay in between Rs 19,000 to Rs 20,000, which is expected to benefit a few million central government employees.

The government will announce the order before general elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s term ends in May 2019 and he’s seeking a second five-year term against opposition parties in April-May’s election. So, he is likely to announce a pre-election pay bonanza for 10 million central government employees and pensioners.

Allegations were currently made about PM Modi’s Finance Arun Jaitley tipping off Vijay Mallya and helping him flee the country started doing the rounds.

Mallya told media outside of court in UK that he had met Jaitley to settle banks loans before he left the country. Jaitley denied a settlement had been reached in a Facebook post, saying he had declined to hold an audience with Mallya by telling him there was “no point talking to me”.

“Jaitley must resign on moral ground and Mallya and Jaitley matter should be investigated,” Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Thuesday but PM Modi cannot accept Jaitley resignation under the prevailing political situation of the country.

Hence, the proposal of pay hike will be put up by Jaitley in the Cabinet, before the general elections 2019.

TST

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