7th Pay Commission: NAC to Submit Report by December 15, Minimum Pay Hike From April 2018

New Delhi, November 13: The pay hike for central government employees under the 7th Pay Commission would be done as soon as the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) submit its final report to the cabinet. According to a report, the pay hike would come into effect from April 1 next year.

The Sen Times reported that the NAC will submit its final report on pay hike by December 15, which would be later sent to the cabinet for approval. Once the cabinet nod is cleared, the whole process is expected to be over and implemented from April 1 next year, the report further added.

Some media reports also suggest that the Union Cabinet may implement the pay hike from January 2018.

Last week, around 10 central trade unions went on a three-day protest in front of the Parliament against the delay in minimum pay hike under the 7th Pay Commission.

The unions have been demanding a minimum pay hike of Rs 26,000 from the 7th Pay Commission recommendation of Rs 18,000.

The commission, on the other hand, had recommended increasing the minimum pay to Rs 18,000 from Rs 7,000, along with the maximum pay being raised from the existing Rs 80,000 to Rs 2.5 lakh as well as a fitment factor of pay fixation uniformly approved at 2.57 times of basic pay.

A year ago, these recommendations were approved by the Union Cabinet and the government also approved a hike in allowances earlier this July.

The report further added that the NAC is likely to go ahead for a hike in minimum pay Rs 21,000 from Rs 18,000 from the existing 2.57 to fitment factor 3.00.

The trade union that went ahead for the protests are: Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC); All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), All India United Trade Union Centre (AICCTU), Trade Union Coordination Centre (TUCC), Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS), United Trade Union Congress (UTUC), All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU).

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