With the ongoing changes brought by the 7th Pay commission, India 2017, the recommendation of increasing the minimum pay for Central government employees is still on the table. In respect of the recommendation by 7th Pay commission committee, NAC [National Anomaly Committee] meeting is going to be held in October 2017.
Although, official NAC meeting is going to be held in the coming month, yet as per the recommendation of 7th Pay commission cabinet, it is supposedly confirmed that National Anomaly Committee is going to make only slight increment to the minimum pay and Fitment factor.
On January 29, Cabinet decided the fitment factor of 2.57 and since then, the 7th pay commission is continuously urging for the increment in the minimum pay for all the central government employees. And finally, in October, the NAC is going to officially hold a meeting on this issue and is allegedly going to make a change in Fitment Factor, increasing it to 3 from 2.57 in response to the recommendations of 7th pay commission cabinet.
7th Pay Commission’s Recommendations For Hike in Basic Pay and Fitment Factor
Earlier the 7th Pay commission headed by Justice A.K Mathur decided the minimum pay to be Rs. 7,000 to Rs. 18,000 and maximum Basic pay extending from Rs. 80,000 to Rs. 2.5 Lakh per month. But, since then, the dissatisfaction among the central government employees urged 7th Pay commission to rethink about the minimum basic pay of central government employees.
As per the continuous reminders and 7th Pay commission’s recommendation NAC has finally decided to meet in the first week of October to sign of the hike in the basic pay for all the central government employees from Rs. 18,000 with Fitment factor of 2.57 to Rs. 21,000 raising Fitment factor to 3.00.
Although the decision has not been formulated with official formalities, still the sources have strongly favored the upcoming hike in the Minimum Pay and Fitment Factor. With the continuous efforts of 7th Pay commission to meet the demands of the central government employees, it has been assured that the decision will be signed off very soon.
In fact, no matter when the official decision is going to be taken the hike in the basic pay [as recommended by 7th Pay Commission] is going to be implemented by 1st January 2018.
Sources – Financial Express