New Delhi, Oct 16: There are a couple of reports floating around regarding the 7th Pay Commission.
Diwali, the festival of lights is round the corner and the question is will it light up the mood of the Central Government employees? Some reports indicate that there is likely to be a pay hike announcement ahead of Diwali. Several sources that we checked with could not confirm this development, but we will tell you what we know.
Will pay hike come ahead of Diwali
There are reports in various media outlets that the Central Government is contemplating increasing the salaries of CG employees ahead of Diwali. This has been a long standing demand by the employees who were clearly unhappy with the Rs 18,000 hike that the 7th Pay Commission had recommended. While reports speak about a pay hike, we have no independent confirmation about the same.
What can CG employees expect ahead of Diwali
The government does realise that it cannot continue to keep its employees waiting for long. Although the Minister of State for Finance, P Radhakrishnan had said in the Lok Sabha that the government is not planning a pay rise, we can confirm that the matter is not dead. Employees could expect some sops or bonus ahead of Diwali, sources have told us.