The government had approved the recommendation of the 7th pay commission for the pay hike. The central government employees who have been waited for months to get revised allowances under the 7th pay commission are now looking forward to the pay hike. As per the reports, the government is seeking to raise minimum pay of the central government employees beyond the recommendation of the 7th pay commission of 7th CPC. The various media organisations reported that the minimum payment will increase to Rs 21,000 from 18,000. It depicts that central government employees receive a 17 percent increase over Rs 18, 000 minimum wage.
However, last year the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission and the pay hike get allowance by the Union Cabinet for raising the minimum pay from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 per month. And since then the central government employees were demanding to raise minimum pay from Rs 18, 000 to 26,000. It has reported that the Finance Ministry is planning to increase 17 percent pay over the recommendation of 7th pay commission.
The NJCA National Joint Council Of Action that leading the 7th Pay Commission said that it will research the package provided by the government before any statement on the higher minimum pay. And the government is likely to increase 17% on the existing pay.