After the Union Cabinet approved the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission, it seems another good news is coming for government employees. According to the 7th Pay Commission report, the government is planning to raise the minimum salary of central government employees to Rs 21,000. As of now, the minimum wage of a central government employee is Rs 18,000.
As per the report, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has promised to hike the minimum pay of central government employees over Rs 18,000. The government is of view that this hike will help the low paid employees and eliminate poverty.
Previously, the minimum pay was fixed at Rs 18,000. In the last Pay Commission, the basic salary was Rs. 7,000. It was multiplied by 2.57 (fitment formula) to arrive at a salary of Rs. 18,000. However, central government employees are demanding for a minimum salary of Rs. 25,000, derived by 3.68 fitment formula.
Earlier, the Union Cabinet on June 28 had approved recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission with 34 modifications. The increased allowances came into effect on July 1, 2017