Right from the month of June after the Narendra Modi government approved the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission on allowances with 34 modifications, which will benefit 48 lakh central government employees, there has been a demand by Central government employees to increase their minimum pay. But the big question is – What will be the hike if the government decides to increase the minimum salary. Various media reports in the past have suggested that the minimum pay will be likely Rs 21,000. Now, according to the latest report by OneIndia, it is almost final that the minimum salary will not be hiked to Rs 26,000 as the government is firm on Rs 21,000 as the minimum salary of the Central government employees.
After Tamil Nadu and Gujarat implemented the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission and Modi government extended the benefits of the 7th Pay Commission for the teaching faculty of central and state universities and aided colleges, a number of employees of Central government saw a fresh ray of hope regarding hike in minimum salary.
The minimum pay is expected to go up by 17 per cent. Reportedly, after the hike of 17 per cent, the fitment factor will also be raised from 2.57 to 3 times. And, thus minimum salary may go up to Rs 21,000 from Rs 18,000.
Earlier, the Modi government in the month of June had approved the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission on allowances with 34 modifications, which benefitted 48 lakh central government employees. The increased allowance came into effect from July 1.