The Central government employees have a reason to cheer this Diwali. Reportedly, the meeting of National Anomaly Committee is expected to be held before the end of October month, as per OneIndia.com. Earlier, the meeting was scheduled to take place on October 7 but was postponed. The matter is related to the hike of minimum salary of Central government employees. Earlier, it was reported that minimum pay is expected to go up from Rs 18,000 to Rs 21,000, as per OneIndia. The Central government employees may get an unprecedented hike of 17 per cent, the report added. Moreover, the report said that after the hike of 17 per cent, the fitment factor will also be raised from 2.57 to 3 times. Reportedly, officials are of the belief that minimum salary should be Rs 21,000. Authorities are expected to take the decision very soon. National Anomaly Committee Earlier, in the month of September, a committee was formed to look into various pay related anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission\u2019s recommendations. The 22-member panel is being headed by Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) and has members from both the official and staff side. \u201cIt has been decided to set up the anomaly committee of the National Council (Joint Consultative Machinery) consisting of representatives of the official side and the staff side to settle any anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Pay Commission\u2019s recommendations,\u201d the order issued by the DoPT had said. \u201cFrom the government side, it will have Member (Staff) Railway Board, secretaries of Department of Telecommunications and Department of Posts, as its members. Besides them, Financial Adviser, Defence Ministry, two joint secretaries from DoPT and another Joint Secretary (Personnel) in Finance Ministry will also be part of the panel. A Deputy Secretary of the DoPT will be Member-Secretary of the panel which has 13 people from the staff side,\u201d the order had said. 7th Pay Commission The Centre has accepted most of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, to be implemented from January 1, 2016.