7th Pay Commission: The government can give big relief to the Central Government Employees. On the demand of unions of central employees, the government can reconsider the decision of fitment factor. Employees unions have been continuously demanding from the government to increase the fitment factor. Central employees have been demanding to increase the fitment factor from 2.57 times to 3.68 times.
At present, on the basis of fitment factor, the minimum salary of central employees is Rs 18000. The fitment factor has been fixed at 2.57 times as of now. But the central employees are demanding to increase it to 3.68 times. If this happens, then the minimum salary of central employees will be Rs 26,000. If the fitment factor is increased to 3 times, then a huge increase in the salary of the employees is possible. If the basic salary of a central employee is Rs 18,000, then his salary excluding allowances is Rs 18,000 X 2.57 = Rs 46260. But if the demands of the employees are accepted, then the salary will be Rs 26000 X 3.68 = Rs 95680.
The fitment factor plays a big role in deciding the salary of central employees. According to the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, the salary of central employees is determined by their basic salary and fitment factor in addition to allowances. This is the factor that increases the salary of central employees by more than two and a half times. At present, the fitment factor is 2.57 as per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
The central government has already increased the dearness allowance of central employees from 34 per cent to 38 per cent with effect from July 1, 2022. Due to which they have got great relief from inflation. But these employees are now waiting for the fitment factor to be increased.
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