7th Pay Commission, 7th CPC update: As per a recent notification released by the Department of Personnel and Training under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (MoPPP) all the Central government employees are eligible to get incentives ranging from Rs 10,000 to Rs 30,000 as one-time lump-sum amount for acquiring higher qualifications while in job, reports said. The Centre had recently announced a one-time incentive for government employees under the latest 7th CPC recommendations. The MoPPP amended a 20-year-old norm in this regard to increase the amount of incentives provided for the employees. With this, the Central government employees’ long wait for a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor on the basis of the recommendations made by the 7th Pay Commission has finally ended.

As per a recent notification released by the Department of Personnel and Training under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (MoPPP), the Central government employees who acquire a higher degree qualification while working in any departments of the Central government will be eligible to get incentives ranging from Rs 10,000 to Rs 30,000 (as one-time lump-sum amount). The decision has been taken as per the recommendations on the guidelines of the 7th Pay Commission Committee, headed by the Finance Secretary.

The Centre has set the following educational standard (qualifications) for incentive hike for Central government employees:

– Those who hold a P.hD or Doctorate or equivalent certificate will get up to Rs 30,000 under the latest 7th Pay Commission recommendations

– Employees who hold a PG Degree or Diploma of duration one year above or equivalent will get Rs 25,000

– Employees who hold a PG Degree or Diploma of duration one year or less or equivalent will get Rs 20,000

– Employees who hold a Degree or diploma of duration more than three years or equivalent will get Rs 15,000

– Employees who hold a Degree or diploma of duration than three years or less or equivalent will get Rs 10,000

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