8th Pay Commission Benefits : The Central Government is continuously making announcements for the benefit of government employees. Recently, DA i.e. dearness allowance was increased by 4 percent by the Central Government due to which the DA given to the employees increased from 42% to 46%. Due to this, not only their overall pay increased but TA also increased.
Now getting the benefit of 7th pay scale
Now if reports are to be believed, the government is also preparing to implement the 8th pay scale by 2026. According to reports, the government is preparing to form the 8th Pay Commission, although no announcement has been made by the government regarding this yet, but many employee organizations have also written letters to the central government regarding this.
Recently, all the government employees are enjoying benefits under the 7th pay scale. If reports are to be believed, if the Central Government implements the 8th pay scale from January 1, 2026, then it may increase the pay scale of employees by 44%. Not only this, the fitment factor will also increase by more than 3 times.
What will be the fitment factor in 8th pay commission?
If the government gives the benefit of 8th pay scale according to the present fitment factor of 2.57, then in such a situation the new minimum pay scale will be 2.57×18000 = 46,260, but if the government gives the benefit according to the demanded fitment factor i.e. 3.68, then The minimum pay scale in the position will be Rs 18,000. x 3.68 = 66,240.
Employees’ organizations also believe that if the eighth pay scale is implemented as per the demand, then the minimum pay scale of the government employee will be ₹ 25000 which is currently ₹ 18000.
Fitment factor was increased in 2016
Let us tell you that in the year 2016, the seventh pay scale was implemented by the Central Government, after which the basic minimum salary became Rs. 18000 and the fitment factor has been fixed at 2.57 times. Now the employees are demanding to increase the fitment factor from 2.57 to 3.68 times.
It is believed that the government can increase it up to three times. If the minimum salary of employees is increased to 3 times then the fitment factor can increase to Rs 26000. If the fitment factor is increased under the Seventh Pay Commission, then along with the increase in salary, increase in basic salary including dearness allowance, traveling allowance, house rent allowance will also be recorded.