DA hikes for central government employees are expected to be announced in August, according to the 7th Pay Commission.
According to the AICPI data trend, the DA figure could rise from 34 percent to 38 or 40 percent.
There is also a possibility that central employees may benefit from a hike in fitment factor of between 4 and 6 percent.
As per a Zee Business report citing sources, the fitment factor for government employees can be increased soon. It is possible for central government employees to receive an increase of up to Rs 8,000 as a result of such a move.
Increasing fitment factor from 2.57 times to 3.68 times has been a long standing demand, and now it appears that government employees might receive the raise they deserve.
According to the report, the government may now consider raising the salary after July. Government employees will be greatly relieved with an increase in fitment factor and DA hikes in the near future.
There is a possibility of raising the fit factor
If the move is approved, an increase of Rs 8,000 is expected. Employees will receive a minimum salary of Rs 26,000 instead of the current Rs 18,000. It has been suggested in government corridors that the fitment factor for minimum salaries under the 7th Pay Commission will not be raised to 3.58. Instead, it might be a lesser number of 3, which would bring it down to Rs 21,000 from Rs 18,000.
According to the sources, the employees union has been making the demand for quite a while, but nothing has happened. According to the report, union representatives have also met with the cabinet secretary, and employees have been assured that the matter of fitment factor revision will be discussed. The Cabinet Secretary and I will likely meet again in August, but the exact date and time have yet to be determined.