Amid the wait of the Central Government employees, for a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations, the government of this state has given its employees New Year cheer. The latest announcement with regard to the 7th Central Pay Commission or 7th CPC, at least 17 lakh government employees are going to get benefited. The latest state to join the league of implementing 7th Pay Commission recommendations, is Maharashtra.
The Devendra Fadnavis Cabinet has approved implementation of the 7th CPC for its employees. The move will benefit, in terms of salary hike, 17 lakh government employees and cost up to Rs 20,000 crore to the state exchequer.
Meanwhile, a report suggests that the Centre has quashed the hopes of the Central Government employees for a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor. Reportedly, amid a series of positive news for the Central Government employees, the Centre has reportedly said ‘no’ to act upon their demand of hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.
The Centre while reiterating its earlier stand said that there is no proposal for an increase of 3.68 times from 2.56 times in fitment factor for the Central Government employees. It may be noted here that over 50 lakh CG employees and an equivalent number of retirees are demanding a hike in the minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Central Pay Commission or 7th CPC recommendations.
Speaking over the matter, Minister of State for Finance P Radhakrishnan, as quoted byOneIndia, said, “The fitment factor for the purpose of fixation of pay in the revised pay structure based on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission is 2.57 which is uniformly applicable to all categories of employees. As the same is based on the specific and considered recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, no change therein is envisaged.”