It is learnt that the government has given go-ahead to the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) for raising minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission or 7th CPC for the central government employees. The NAC, formed to look into pay anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission s recommendations, may hike minimum pay to Rs 21,000 from Rs 18,000 with fitment factor 3.00.
According to a report of Sen Times, the government has funds to hike minimum pay and it has given green signal to the NAC for raising fitment factor beyond the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission. “The government already realize and know that the government have fund to bring employees up tomorrow so the government has to look at a pay hike to bring every employee up to par with raising fitment factor better than approved by the Cabinet on June 29, a top official of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, was quoted as saying.
The Union Cabinet is expected to take up the issue of raising minimum pay beyond the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commissionby the end of January 2018. The NAC is likely to hold its final meeting in October, after which the report will be examined by the Empowered Committee of Secretaries headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha and the Department of Expenditure.
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