7th Pay Commission: Even as the over and above 7th pay commission pay hike demand by the central government employees and protest by several segments continue, pay hike news have been pouring in from across the states. Some good news for the central government employees have also come from the centre.
The central government employees are getting salaries according to the fitment factor of 2.57 times as recommended by the 7th pay commission. It had set the minimum salary at Rs 18,000. However, the central government employees have been demanding a pay hike as per the fitment factor of 3.68 times which will set the minimum salary at Rs 26,000.
Though the central government employees are yet to get any assurance, some state governments have definitely paid heed to the demands of their employees.
Check out the 5 latest developments for state, central government employees:
* Haryana: BJP-ruled Haryana has announced early Diwali gift for its employees. The state government announced a two per cent increase in DA in line with the recommendations of the 7th pay commission. The hike is effective retrospectively from July 1, 2018. This will cost the government an additional Rs 182.80 crore, from July 1, 2018 to February, 2019 in the financial year 2018-19.
* Rajasthan: Following the Centre’s footstep, the poll-bound Rajasthan has also increased the DA of the state government employees from 7 to 9 per cent. The hike is valid retrospectively from July 1, 2018. Now, the state education minister has announced that teachers will be getting a pay hike as per the 7th pay commission anytime soon.
* Chhattisgarh: Chief Minister Raman Singh has announced the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations for the teachers of the state government colleges, universities and also for non-government colleges getting 100 per cent grants. The pay hike has been implemented retrospectively from January 1, 2016. Thus the staffs will also get arrear for 32 months.
* Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led Madhya Pradesh government had announced that professors of every state-funded college will get the pay hike as per the recommendation of the 7th pay commission. Since the hike will get implemented retrospectively from January 1, 2016, the staff will also be paid arrears for 32 months.
* Uttar Pradesh: BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh had also decided to give 7th pay commission benefits to teachers and professors of state-run institutions. This will cost the state government a massive Rs 921.54 crore per year. The new pay scale to the state and related cadre teachers will come into effect from January 1, 2016. This means they will also be getting arrears for 32 months.
The pay hike announcement by the BJP-ruled poll-bound states has raised the hopes of the central government employees. There are about 48.41 lakh central government employees and 61.17 lakh pensioners waiting for the announcement to fulfil their demands. The nation is heading for the general elections next year and the central government employees are helpful to get the pay hike before the polls.