Supposed to be a bad news for 50 Lakh government employees in the country, it is believed that the government has denied paying arrears on payments to the central government employees. The final verdict will be put on the table by Arun Jaitley in the month of April. The cabinet had approved the modifications n the 34 allowances in a meeting which was held on 28th June 2017 as per the report of Committee on Allowances and the recommendations on E-Cos. The allowances were given the effect from 1st July 2017 and were reportedly supposed to benefit 34 Lakh civilian employees along with 14 Lakh defense personnel.
It has also been reported that the employees will get a hike in their salary as per the recommendations under the 7th pay. Earlier Rs. 18,000 was recommended as the basic pay by the seventh pay commission but it is now being raised to Rs. 26,000. Employees receiving their salaries from the pay matrix level 1 to 5 along with the proposal of the pay hike will be sent over to the cabinet for the increase in their salary by the month of April in order to get the approval.
In 2016 in Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley promised to increase the pay of the employees of the central government after which the national anomaly committee was formed in September 2016 to solve the pay irregularities which were arising by the implementation of the 7th Pay commission recommendations. The final word on the minimum pay hike issue of the employees, however, remains undefined since it was mentioned that the demand is beyond the recommendation of the 7th pay commission in a letter from the DoPT to the secretary of Staff side. It cannot be treated as an anomaly and therefore does not come under the purview of the NAC.