1. 7th Pay Commission: Huge setback for staff over Minimum Basic Salary; massive revelation made

7th Pay Commission: Huge setback for staff over Minimum Basic Salary; massive revelation made

In what may come as a major setback for government employees, a finance ministry source has hinted that there is no scope for a change in minimum basic pay from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000.

By: | New Delhi | Published: November 24, 2017 12:55 PM
7th pay commission latest news and updates There is no scope for a change in minimum basic pay from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000. (Source: PTI)

In what may come as a major setback for government employees, a finance ministry source has hinted that there is no scope for a change in minimum basic pay from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000. This source, while referring to a Department of Personnel Training letter that said that fitment factor and minimum pay didn’t come under the National Anomaly Committee, stated that there is no point in hoping that the minimum basic salary will be hiked in future. It was indicated that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had promised hiking minimum pay through High-Level Committee, fearing protests, but now the government has decided to reject their demand.

“The demand of central government employees for hiking minimum pay now may not be considered by the NAC and the government now decided not to appoint High Level Committee to examine the 7th Pay Commission recommendations in respect of minimum pay,” this source was quoted as saying by Sen Times. Even though the seventh pay commission had recommended a minimum basic salary of Rs 18,000, the employees had demanded it be raised to Rs 26,000.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had promised that the government would consider the demands after having discussions with all stakeholders. However, as per the latest development, it looks like the Cabinet will not clear any new proposal as it had already cleared the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

The seventh pay commission had decided to make the minimum salary to be Rs 18,000 with fitment factor 2.57 times. The employees are demanding minimum pay to be Rs 26,000 with fitment factor 3.68. It was reported earlier that the National Anomaly Committee might agree to make the minimum salary to be Rs 21,000 from Rs 18,000. The fitment factor was reported to be increased from 2.57 to 3 times.

Earlier this month, a report had suggested that the hike in minimum pay may come into effect from April 2018. It said that the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) would submit a report on pay hike by December 15 and then, it will be sent for Cabinet approval. Hence, minimum pay is likely to come into effect from April 2018.

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    Murulidhara H
    Nov 24, 2017 at 2:22 pm
    On an average, they are getting double the ry of any other sector. With other allowances and perks, it mat be more than double. Let Government give importance to the Pensioners who are struggling to cope with the present inflation, especially EPS 95 Pensioners who are getting very meager pension amount. MP's and MLA's definitely support in this rspect as they know that all have served minimum more than 20 years to get pension.
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      alexcoelho
      Nov 24, 2017 at 1:42 pm
      Sir, It is not very surprising that the Finance Minister has suddenly taken a U turn and has disappointed the Central Government Staff of the promises he had assured by having to set up a High Level Committee but not has backed out since the Govt is not in favour of this. It looks like this ruling party is not for it's employees and yet they boast of many other topics. Surely the Govt employees will be much disappointed and wont be surprised that this may lead to various problems such as unrest and strikes and protests etc. Alex
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        Shivangi Chand
        Nov 24, 2017 at 1:32 pm
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          Shivangi Chand
          Nov 24, 2017 at 1:31 pm
          Is a very shoking news for government employees.. : gstpanacea / .. There is no scope for a change in minimum basic pay from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000.
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