7th Pay Commission: Nowadays, the central government treats its employees well. Following a four percent increase in Dearness Allowance (DA) in September, the government plans to increase DA again in January 2023. At the same time, it has been reported that the central government plans to increase the fitment factor of more than 52 lakh central employees in the second month of the new year. According to reports, the government may decide on this demand of central employees following the presentation of the budget on February 1, 2023 next year.
The basic salary rises significantly as a result of the fitment factor. Indeed, central employees have long demanded an increase in the fitment factor from the central government.
Fitment factor is currently applied to central employees at a rate of 2.57 percent. There is a push to raise it to 3.68 times. The minimum basic pay will rise from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000 as the fitment factor rises from 2.57 to 3.68. If the central government agrees to this demand, the minimum wage for central government employees will skyrocket.
Significantly, the fitment factor was last increased in the year 2016. In the same year, the 7th Pay Commission was also implemented. At the time, the minimum wage for employees increased from Rs 6000 to Rs 18,000. While the upper limit was raised from Rs 90,000 to Rs 2.5 lakh. The government can now raise the salary of central employees again this year.
All central government employees’ basic pay is determined by the fitment factor. If the fitment factor is increased this time, the minimum basic pay will increase from Rs 18000 to Rs 26000.
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