Finally, on 28th June 2017, the government approved the 7th Pay Commission recommendations on the issue of increasing the minimum pay for the 50 Lakh Central Government Employees including the Pensioners. According to the recent updates, Union Cabinet has approved the recommendation of 7th Pay commission with 34 modifications. Since the green signal waved by the government on raising the minimum pay, all the central government employees have been eagerly waiting for the time when the norms will be finalized.
NAC To Finally Submit the Report on 7th Pay Commission’s recommendation
NAC that is national Anomaly Committee was supposed to meet in October to formulate a report on the 7th Pay Commission’s Recommendation for incrementing the minimum pay hike for all the central government employees. As no such meeting was held in October, employees turned into a pace of disappointment. Finally, the date of NAC meeting has been finalized and the final report on the issue will be formulated by 15th December 2017. According to several media reports, the final report formulated by NAC will be presented before the Union Cabinet.
7th Pay Commission’s Recommended Minimum Pay Hike
This year many changes were recommended by the 7th Pay Commission. One of the major recommendation of 7th Pay commission was the increment in the minimum Pay hike for all the Central government employees along with the pensioners. As per the previous reports, the 7th Pay commission has recommended increasing the minimum pay from Rs. 18,000 to Rs. 21,000. As per the demands of the Central Government Employees, the hike they are looking for is Rs. 26,000.
Along with the minimum pay hike, the 7th Pay Commission also recommended the increase in the Fitment Factor from 2.67 to 3. The pay hike recommendations will not only benefit the currently working Central Government Employees but also the pensioners. With the implementation of this 7th Pay Commission recommendation, 50 Lakh employees and pensioners will be benefited. The final date for the implementation of this minimum pay hike has not been declared yet.
The wait for the final implementation of the 7th Pay recommendation’s for the minimum pay hike is still going on. Let’s just hope that as promised the hike will be implemented by the January 2017.