7th pay commission confirmed: Govt to hike salary after financial debates

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New Delhi : If rumours are to believe than 7th Pay Commission will soon be implemented after government announce pay hike in the month of August. However, sources learnt that none of the deliberations between the government and the Central Government employees have moved forward. No such decision has been made to increase the basic minimum pay from Rs 18,000 to Rs 21,000. The CG employees’ is demanding a pay hike of Rs 26,000, but the govt. feels that it is too sharp.

While we may come across some announcement in August, the chances are more that the new slab could be effective from November only. Even as debate continues, there are still several issues that need to be resolved. Going by the speed at which the discussions are taking place, it may be difficult for the government to make any announcement in August. 

On July 17, a meeting of the Anomaly Committee meeting was held in New Delhi. The meeting was controlled by Chandramouli, the secretary of the Department of Personnel and Training. There were six items on the agenda: 

  • Removal of condition of 3% predetermined to grant bunching benefit 
  • Fixation of pay on promotion 
  • Removal of Anomaly in Pay Matrix Lesser 
  • Pay in higher level of Pay Matrix 
  • Bunching of steps in the revised pay structure 
  • Grant of GP 5400 to Sr Section Officer of Railways and AAOs of IA&AD and Organised Accounts (Civil Accounts, Postal Accounts and Defence Accounts)

The suggestion of the staff side to put right the pay on promotion at the next higher stage after granting one increment was not accepted. After discussion it was agreed that Govt would address the issue according to cases. The staff side insisted that the entire anomaly would he resolved if two increments are granted while on promotion/MACP. With regard to the removal of anomaly in the pay matrix, the government said it would consider how the matter only after assessing the financial implications. The matter would be placed before the Union Finance Ministry and only after discussions would a decision be taken. Therefore, it is difficult to come up with any conclusion by August.