7th Pay Commission Salary Hike for Central Government Employees may come in April. Good news for 50 lakh central government employees is that the Narendra Modi government is considering salary hike for Group C employees from matrix level 1 to 5 beyond the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.
Now, the CG employees are getting basic pay at 2.57 fitment factor as per the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission. If the government consider increasing the fitment factor, it will be massive news for the central govt employees. As per the report of sources, the official announcement on salary hike will come in April.
7th Pay Commission Salary Hike
If the govt could revise the fitment factor three times, the employees will get higher salaries. But, the center intends to send the proposal to the Cabinet for approval at the start of next financial year.
With the implementation of recommendations of 7 CPC, the CG employee’s basic pay boosted from Rs.7000 to Rs.18000 per month with effective from 1st January 2016 based on the fitment factor of 2.57.
Initially, the 7 CPC had recommended a basic pay of Rs.18000 but that led to protests from the unions and employees. The employees’ unions have demanded to raise the basic to Rs.26000 as the recommended fitment factor does not meet the expenses of the current cost of living.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in 2016 had promised to hike the pay of the central govt employees beyond the suggestion of the 7th CPC. Meanwhile, reports are suggesting that the government would not pay arrears on pay hike to the central government employees. This proposal will be reportedly placed before the Cabinet by FM Arun Jaitley in April.
Earlier, the cabinet had approved the changes in 34 allowances based on the report of Committee on Allowances (CoA) & the recommendation of E-CoS. All allowances came into effect from 1st July 2017. It will benefit 34 lakh civilian employees and 14 lakh defense personnel.