Published On: Wed, Jan 31st, 2018

7th Pay Commission: Govt for hiking pay says Finmin

New Delhi:A top finance ministry official said on Tuesday that the government was toying with the idea of bringing modidications of pay rules under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations to enhance the pay per month for lower-level central government employees upto the pay matrix level 5.

FM Jaitley’s commitment to the unions’ leaders should be honoured.

“Government is on the path of effecting minor changes in the pay matrix upto level 5 such as the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s commitment to the central government employees unions’ leaders should be honoured.

Jaitley on June 30, 2016 assured the leaders for looking into their core demand of increasing Pay and fitment formula”

Jaitley also promised in July, 2016 in Rajya Sabha to hike pay of the central government employees beyond the suggestion of the 7th Pay Commission.

“So the government is going to fulfill the promise of Jaitley to increase the salary of employees upto the pay matrix level 5 beyond the the 7th Pay Commission recommendations which will be paid from April,” he said.

Earlier, the cabinet approved the proposal of the 7th pay panel on June 29, 2016 for replacing the 6th pay commission pay scales with a fitment factor of 2.57 times uniformly.

The 7th pay panel recommended minimum pay Rs 18,000 per month while the maximum pay from Rs 2.5 lakh.

The unions demanded for hiking minimum pay Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000 and they asked to raising fitment factor 3.68 times from 2.57 times.

So, the government formed the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) in September 2016 to resolve pay anomalies.

In the meantime, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) issued a letter on October 30, last year stating that the demand for increase in minimum Pay and fitment formula do not appear to be treated as anomaly, therefore, these do not come under the purview of NAC.

The official added the government is going to drop the DoPT letter and to implement the commitment, which was made by FM Jaitley to hike the pay of lower-level employees.


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