7th Pay Commission: NJCA to pitch for 3.68 fitment factor to revise minimum pay in meeting with National Anomaly Committee
The National Anomaly Committee will meet leaders of central government employees unions including National Joint Council of Action (NJCA), who have demanded hiking minimum pay Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000 against the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
New Delhi, Aug 30: The National Anomaly Committee will meet leaders of central government employees unions including National Joint Council of Action (NJCA), who have demanded hiking minimum pay Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000 against the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. The National Anomaly Committee was formed to settle issues arising out of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. After reports that government would not be increasing the minimum salary which has been fixed as Rs 18,000, aggrieved central government employees pin their hope in the outcome of the meeting.
“The National Anomaly Committee has invited us for talks on September 1 in Delhi ahead of proposed nationwide general strike on 2 September and we have agreed to participate in the talks,” NJCA convener Shiv Gopal Mishra was quoted as saying by the Sen Times. The NJAC has demanded for hiking minimum pay Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000. Along with increase in minimum pay, the NJAC also wants government use 3.68 fitment factor, instead of 2.57 in calculating the minimum salary. If the National Anomaly Committee accepts demands of NJAC, the salary and pension of central government employees will go up.
Though Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley promised to consider to hike the minimum pay, a day after the cabinet cleared 7th Pay Commission recommendations, central government employees were unhappy after reports surfaced claiming that they are not going to get more than minimum pay of Rs 18,000 as the public sector workers have also demanded minimum pay of Rs 18,000 which will bring extra burden on government. Sources in Finance Ministry also said that there is no scope to change in minimum pay Rs 18,000.
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