It seems another good news is coming for government employees. Reportedly, Narendra Modi government is planning to raise the minimum salary of Central government employees. The government may hike the minimum salary to Rs 21,000, as per a report in OneIndia. As of now, the minimum salary of Central government employees is Rs 18,000. However, the demand is to hike the minimum pay to Rs 25,000, the One India report adds.
Earlier, in a bonanza to 48 lakh central government employees, the Union Cabinet on June 28 had approved recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission with 34 modifications. The increased allowances came into effect from July 1, 2017 and were based on the recommendations of the Committee on Allowances (CoA).
The increased allowances were based on the recommendations of the Committee on Allowances (CoA) set up to examine the recommendations of the Pay Commission. It led to the hike in HRAs of X,Y,Z category of cities and benefitted more than 7.5 lakh 1-3 levels of government employees.