7th CPC: Secretaries panel recommends higher starting salary at Rs 23,000: Sources
Zee Media Report
New Delhi: The empowered group of secretaries headed by Cabinet Secretary has recommended raising the minimum salary of the central government employees, as well as the fitment factor.
According to the sources, the starting salary of government employees is expected to be around Rs 23,000, up from Rs 18,000 as recommended by AK Mathur led panel.
Sources said that the fitment factor is likely to be raised to around 2.7, up from 2.57 as recommended by the 7th Pay Commission.
The implementation of 7th Pay Commission appears to be a matter of a few days now. As per a report, the Cabinet Secretary met the PMO officials on Wednesday and apprised them about the secretaries panel's recommendations on the salary and allowances hike recommended for central government employees.
The secretaries panel reviewing the 7th pay commission's recommendations have submitted its report to the Finance Ministry. The Finance Ministry is expected to prepare a note and present it before the Cabinet in the next 15 days.
With the threat of strike by central government employees looming large, the Cabinet is expected to take a prompt decision on the recommendations resulting in notification.
The salary hikes recommended are expected to apply from July.