7th Pay Commission latest news: Here are the hiked salaries of central government employees falling under pay band of Rs 9,300 to 34,800
This is considered to be the lowest ever salary hike recommended by any pay commission in the past seven decades.
The recommendations of 7th Pay Commission, following a revision by the Empowered Committee of Secretaries, was accepted by the ruling government. The implementation of CPC recommendations would benefit a total of 47 lakh central government employees, along with 53 lakh pensioners. The basic salary has been increased by 14.5 per cent, whereas, the overall increase in pay, including allowances is 23.5 per cent. Here are the hiked salaries of central government employees falling under pay band of Rs 9,300 to 34,800:
Pay Band Rs 9,300- Rs 34,800
This is considered to be the lowest ever salary hike recommended by any pay commission in the past seven decades. The sixth pay commission, implemented in 2008 had proposed 20 per cent increase in basic pay, which was nearly doubled by the then UPA government following a revision.
Despite the modest recommendations made by the Commission, majority of Class-1 and Class-2 employees of the central workforce are satisfied. However, the unions stood up in revolt, demanding an increase in the minimum salary from the proposed Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000.
The campaign seeking increase in the entry-level salary is being led by National Joint Council of Action (NJAC). The conglomeration of central unions, comprising nearly 33 lakh employees, threatened to go on a strike from July 11. However, an assurance given by the Centre to look into their demands, followed by the constitution of High Level Committee, compelled them to defer the strike by at least four months. According to sources, the High Level Committee is likely to recommend an increase in the minimum salary from Rs 18,000 to Rs 20,000.
Source : India.com