7th Pay Commission: Government to study demands raised by employee unions

Seeking better pay and higher allowances, at least 33 lakh central government employees threatened to go on strike on July 11.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 7, 2016 11:49 am
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley receiving the report of Seventh Pay Commission from its Chairman Justice A K Mathur in New Delhi. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley receiving the report of Seventh Pay Commission from its Chairman Justice A K Mathur in New Delhi. (file photo)

The Central Government Wednesday assured representatives of employee unions to look into the issues raised by them, following the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations.

Seeking better pay and higher allowances, at least 33 lakh central government employees threatened to go on strike on July 11.

The union members expressed unhappiness over the Government’s decision to increase the minimum pay to just Rs 18,000. They are currently demanding that the pay be raised to at least Rs 26,000 at a fitment formula of 3.68.

The government on its part has setup a High Level Committee to review the demands. The employees are also demanding withdrawal of the new national pension scheme (NPS), which came into effect from October 2004.

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