7th CPC Latest News: NAC Recommends Hike Minimum Pay, Fitment Factor in December 2017. The National Anomaly Committee (NAC) will surprise the Central Government employees in December 2017. The NAC is going to recommend a hike in Minimum Pay and Fitment Factor beyond the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. Hike in minimum pay beyond 7th CPC is in progress. The NAC recommendations will come into force w.e.f April 2018.
As per the recommendations of 7th CPC, the Government has already raised the minimum basic pay from Rs.7,000/- to Rs.18,000/- p.m and maximum basic pay from Rs.80,000/- to Rs.2.5 Lakh with a fitment factor of 2.57.
However, the Central Government Employees have demanded to raise minimum pay from Rs.18,000/- to Rs.26,000/- and Fitment Factor from 2.57 to 3.68 beyond 7th CPC proposals.
7th CPC Latest News NAC Recommends:
Discussion on the hike in minimum pay was to be held in the month of October by NAC. Due to elections for Himachal Pradesh Assembly, the meeting was postponed. The Committee is directed to meet Sri Arun Jaitley in December 2017 to finalize the hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the recommendations of the 7th CPC.
A Central Government Employees Union leader said, “The pay hikes should be good news for the lowest-paid employees, who struggle to afford housing, education and medical expenses”. Hike in minimum pay will lift the quality of life of Central Government Employees and help to eradicate the poverty.
Earlier sources had revealed that the government would raise minimum pay beyond the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission from January. But the latest reports have suggested that the hike in minimum pay would come into force by April 2018.Read More Minimum Basic Salary to be Hiked
The Government had approved the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission regarding hike in salary and implemented from January 2016. Later, Government has formed a Committee to take decision on hike in Allowances. The decision of Allowances Committee implemented from July 2017. The 7th CPC had recommended a 14.27 percent hike in basic pay. The lowest in 70 years and raised minimum pay from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 month.