7th Pay Commission: Speculations Rife Over Revision of Minimum Wage Using 3.0 Fitment Factor, NJCA Denies Report

7th Pay Commission: Speculations Rife Over Revision of Minimum Wage Using 3.0 Fitment Factor, NJCA Denies Report

For last few months, a large number of central government employees are demanding for hiking minimum pay from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000 per month and also asked to raise the fitment factor from 3.68 to 2.57.

New Delhi, September 13: The Central Government employees who are aggressively fighting for a higher minimum wage have one reason to celebrate as the government is likely to raise fitment factor 3.00 from 2.57 under the 7th Pay Commission, The Sen Times reported. This means that the minimum wage of more than 80 per cent Central Government employees will rise from Rs 18,000 per month to Rs 21,000 per month.

There are some reports that suggest that by the start of 2018 means the government raising the minimum pay will go into effect from January 2018. If the report is true then the government employees can expect their minimum wage to Rs 21,000.

A report said that after the recommendation of 7CPC was approved, the National Anomaly Committee is set to meet and decide on the hike in minimum wage.

In 2016, the Union Government had formed a 22-member National Anomaly Committee which was headed by Secretary of Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). The committee was formed to look into the concerns of central government employees related to the minimum wage.

The committee may recommend a hike in minimum pay to Rs 21,000 after discussing the matter with the stakeholders.

However, the NJCA chief Shiv Gopal Mishra while speaking to India.com said, “This is not true. We have received no such confirmation. As a matter of fact, the national anomaly committee is not looking into the issue of minimum wages.

“A separate committee has been constituted to look into minimum wages and this issue has been raised twice in front of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley,” Mishra said to India.com.

“Have urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to revise minimum wage,” Shiv Gopal Mishra.

On being asked whether the Finance Minister made any positive indication towards revising the Fitment Factor for minimum pay, Mishra said we have reiterated our demand on multiple occasions. “Now it is upto the government to act,” he added.

If the fitment factor is increased from 2.57 to 3.00, the salary and pension in general for all central government employees will go up.

The Union Government approved the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations of the minimum wage from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 per month while the maximum pay has been increased from Rs 80,000 to Rs 2.25 lakh per month and Rs 2.5 lakh for the cabinet secretary.

For last few months, a large number of central government employees are demanding for hiking minimum pay from Rs 18,00 to Rs 26,000 per month and also asked to raise the fitment factor from 3.68 to 2.57.

Source:- India.com News

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