The imminent alteration in the central government’s basic salary scheme is likely to provide a much-needed boost to the morale of over 50 lakh government employees. According to sources, the Narendra Modi-led government is considering replacing the pay commission and devising a new formula to determine salary calculations. However, there is no official confirmation yet.
Central government employees have been demanding an increase in the fitment factor from 2.57 times to 3.68 times based on the recommendations of the 7th pay commission for several months. If the fitment factor is raised, employees from all categories will reap its benefits, as per Times Now reports. This anticipated raise in the minimum wage will propel it from its current value of Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000.
In a recent development, Anurag Thakur, the Union Minister, announced a 4% hike in dearness allowance (DA) for Central government employees. The DA is revised twice a year, and the latest increase, according to the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations, takes the value to 42%. This hike is set to benefit approximately 48 lakh central government employees and 68 lakh pensioners.
The dearth of any official announcement regarding the anticipated alteration in the salary structure leaves a sense of ambiguity. It remains to be seen whether this move will bring about a positive change in the lives of government employees.
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