28 Jul, 2021 10:20p.m.

Rajya Sabha Q&A: Govt not actively considering raising basic pay of employees

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The Central Government has denied considering any plan to raise monthly gross basic pay of Government employees after restoring the Dearness allowance (DA) recently.

In a written reply to a query in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday (July 28th, 2021), Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance Ministry Pankaj Chaudhary said the Central government not actively considering any such plan. He also said that “the fitment factor of 2.57 was uniformly applied to all categories of employees only for the purpose of fixation of pay in the revised pay structure based in the recommendations of the 7th Central pay Commission.”

"The fitment factor of 2.57 was uniformly applied to all categories of employees only for the purpose of fixation of pay in the revised pay structure based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission," the minister said. The Centre recently approved the release of three instalments of DA and DR for central government employees and pensioners respectively with effect from July 1.

Chaudhary was responding to a query on “whether the Government is actively considering to raise monthly gross basic pay of Government employees after the restoration of full benefits of Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) in accordance with fitment factor as per the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission.”

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