7th Pay Commission: Employees hope that soon the government will increase the minimum basic pay of the employees
7th Pay Commission latest update: Central government employees can get to hear another good news. The government has recently increased the DA from 31 per cent to 34 per cent. Now the employees are hopeful that soon the government will increase the minimum basic salary of the employees. At present, the minimum basic pay of employees is Rs 18,000. Employees are continuously demanding to increase it from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000 per month.
The union of central government employees has been demanding for a long time to increase the minimum basic pay. He is demanding from the government to increase the fitment factor from 2.57 times to 3.68 times. With the increase of fitment factor, the salary of the employees will automatically increase.
Will the government increase the fitment factor?
If the government announces an increase in the fitment factor of central employees, there will be a big hike in their salaries. At present, the employees are getting salary under the fitment factor on the basis of 2.57 percent, which is to be increased to 3.68 percent. This will increase the minimum wage of the employees by Rs 8,000. This means that the minimum wage for central government employees will increase from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000.
Basic salary will increase
If the fitment factor is increased to 3.68, the basic pay of the employees will be Rs 26,000. Right now if your minimum salary is Rs 18,000, then excluding allowances, you will get Rs 46,260 (18,000 X 2.57 = 46,260) as per 2.57 fitment factor. Now if the fitment factor is 3.68 then your salary will be Rs 95,680 (26000X3.68 = 95,680).
Earlier the basic salary was Rs 7,000 per month
The Union Cabinet had in June 2017 approved the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission with 34 amendments. The entry level basic pay was increased from Rs 7,000 per month to Rs 18,000, while the highest level i.e. secretary was increased from Rs 90,000 to Rs 2.5 lakh. For Class 1 officers, the starting salary was Rs 56,100.