The Central government employees are waiting for a good news regarding their pay hike from the 7th Pay Commission and the grapevine is abuzz that the government is likely to announce the same either in January or maximum by March 2019. However, reports say that the expectations of Central government employees will get fulfilled partially as the Central government has decided to increase the fitment factor to 2.58 times against 3.68 demanded by the employees while the fitment factor recommended by the pay panel stood at 2.57 times.  But the employees should leave their worries aside as no official announcement on the pay hike has been announced yet and deliberations and discussions are underway. The much-awaited announcement will be made soon. 

The discussions and debates have been going on since a long time over pay hike. The Central government workers are opposing the Rs 18,000 basic pay hike and are demanding that the government should increase it up to Rs 26,000. Reports say that the Narendra Modi-led NDA government is all set to increase the basic minimum pay to Rs 20, 000 which is an increase by 2.83 times.

If the Central government employees’ demand to increase the fitment factor up to 3.68 times is accepted by the Central government, the basic minimum pay would increase to 26,000. But according to the speculations, the final fitment factor could be only 2.85 times.

The Central government employees may get a hike in the dearness allowance (DA) from the current 9 per cent to 11 per cent in the month of March in 2019. In August 2018, the DA for the Central government employees was hiked by 2 percent. Earlier, it was 7 per cent and currently ,it is 9 per cent.

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