The matter of raising the basic minimum pay for central government employees beyond the seventh pay commission recommendations is now expected to be taken up before the end of this month. The latest development follows the postponement of the meeting of the National Anomaly Committee (NAC), which was slated to be held on October 7.
According to some reports, the NAC is making all efforts to meet this month itself, though no official date has been announced yet.
The Union Government had constituted the committee to look into the pay irregularities arising out of the pay panel’s recommendations.
Around 46 lakh central government employees and 54 lakh pensioners are expected to benefit if the committee gives a green signal to increase the pay hike. In addition, the decision to raise the fitment factor from 2.57 to 3 times is also expected to be discussed.