7th Pay Commission: New minimum pay hike for central govt employees from April 2018, says a report

New Delhi: The new pay hike for central government employees under the 7thPay Commission would come into effect from 1 April 2018, according to The Sen Times report.

According to the report, the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) would submit its report on pay commission hike by December 15 this year. After the NAC’s consent, the report would be sent to the cabinet for approval.

After cabinet approves it, the hike is expected to be implemented from April 1, 2018. Earlier, several media reports suggest the new pay hike will be implemented by early January next year.

Meanwhile, ET Now reports that the 10 central trade unions have begun a three-day protest in front of the Parliament against the delay in minimum pay hike under the Seventh Pay Commission.

Central government employees have been demanding a hike in minimum pay to Rs 26,000 from Rs 18,000, originally recommended by the 7th Pay Commission.

The unions also decided to launch their protest against the government over giving no heed to their 12-point charter of demands on minimum wage, social security, and others.

The trade unions that have called for the protests are: All India United Trade Union Centre (AICCTU), Trade Union Coordination Centre (TUCC), Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC); All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS), Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU), United Trade Union Congress (UTUC), Labour Progressive Federation (LPF).

According to media reports, the NAC may suggest hiking minimum pay to Rs 21,000 from Rs 18,000 and the Fitment factor is likely to be raised to 3.00 times from the existing 2.57 times. Fitment factor is the pay fixation parameter that is used to take the total of the basic pay and the pay grade and multiplied at a decided rate to arrive at the revised pay scale.

The central government employees had demanded a rise in Fitment factor to 3.68 times for all employees.

“The NAC is likely to go ahead for a hike in minimum pay Rs 21,000 from Rs 18,000 from the existing 2.57 to Fitment factor 3.00,” the Sen Times stated.

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