This could bring a bad news for around 50 lakh government employees who were expecting a good news from the Narendra Modi government.
Various media reports are doing the round that the government would not pay arrears on pay to the central government employees.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley reportedly would place it before the Cabinet in the month of April.
To recall, the resolution conveying the central government’s decision on recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) on allowances published in Gazette of India on 6th July, 2017.
Based on the report of Committee on Allowances (CoA) and the recommendation of E-CoS, the Cabinet had earlier approved the modifications in 34 allowances in its meeting held on 28th June 2017. All allowances are given effect from 1st July 2017. It will benefit 34 lakh civilian employees and 14 lakh defence personnel.
Meanwhile, a section of media also reported that the employees will soon get a hiked salary under the 7th pay recommendations.
The Seventh Pay Commission had earlier recommended Rs 18,000 as the basic salary but the employees are demanding it to raise further to Rs 26,000.
Salary is to be increased of the employees who are getting salaries from pay matrix level 1 to 5 and the proposal of pay hike will be sent to Cabinet in the beginning of April for approval, according to the reports.
Arun Jaitley in 2016 in Rajya Sabha promised to hike pay of the central government employees beyond the suggestion of the 7th Pay Commission.
Following which, the government formed the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) in September 2016 to resolve pay anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations.
But the verdict on minimum pay hike issue of the employees remain uncertain as a letter from the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) to Secretary of Staff Side Shiv Gopal Mishra stated that the mentioned demand is beyond the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission does not appear to be treated as an anomaly, therefore, these do not come under the purview of the NAC.