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Monday, January 8, 2018

7th Pay Commission: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Failed to Keep His Promise on Minimum Pay Hike

New Delhi, January 6: Almost 19 months have passed and the matter of minimum pay hike under 7th Pay Commission is still in pipeline. In contrary to demands of the central government employees to increase the minimum pay hike from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000 a month, the Pay Commission headed by Justice AK Mathur and his committee had recommended the hike for Rs 21,000 only.

After the recommendation under the 7th Pay Commission was made to increase the basic salary of the government employees working in various departments of the central government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley promised them the increment.

After so many ups and downs in the matter, it seems like Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has failed badly to keep his promise to the employees.

After promising Central Government employees union, it seems that the government is not serious about keeping upto their words. Which is quite visible by the changing decision of the government.

Earlier, the National Anomaly Committee was given the responsibility to review the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission and now the news has come that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has planned to form a new high-level committee to recognise the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission.

As 19 months have passed and now the government has not taken any firm decision on the recommendation of the 7th CPC for minimum salary hike.

Also, with the news out regarding the formation of new high-level committee depicts the failure of the government to take a decision on the matter. It also seems that the topic of a minimum wage is being dragged to trash day-by-day.

With the delay in the decision, central government employees are turning furious on the government’s ability to increase the salaries. It is very disappointing to see that the Ministers of the country are unable to keep their promises and are not even able to take a firm decision on the matter.

The lingering hopes of the 1 Crore CG employees and Pensioners are being played on by the government.

By these speculations, at one end false hopes are generated among government employees, whereas the flickering decisions of the government are bringing the hopes of the employees down.

Let’s see what is stored in 2018 for 48 lakh government employees and 52 lakh pensioners who are desperately waiting for the minimum pay hike under 7th Pay Commission.
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