Recent Decision By Govt. Will Benefit 23 Lakh Employees, Here Are The Details
The Narendra Modi government has revised the decision for the pension of retired faculty and other non-teaching staff in central universities and colleges under the 7th Central Pay Commission and this decision is said to benefit more than 23 lakh retired employees of universities and colleges.
Prakash Javadekar who is the current Union HRD Minister stated that under the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission, the central government has decided to increase the pension of retired faculty and other non-teaching staff in central universities and colleges. This decision will affect the 25,000 present pensioners in these institutions and they will be given the monetary benefit of Rs 6,000 to Rs 18,000.
Apart from these 25,000 pensioners, the recent decision will also affect the 23 lakh retired employees who adopted the prescribed pay scales from the state universities and affiliated colleges. The present move will benefit around 8 lakh teachers and 15 lakh non-teaching staff who retired from state public universities and affiliated colleges.
Even though the government has taken a great move but still has not made a decision to increase the ‘minimum pay and fitment factor’ beyond the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations. The increase in minimum pay and fitment factor minimum pay and fitment factor can benefit more than 48 lakh central government employees.
Back in March 2018, Minister of State in Finance P Radhakrishnan also mentioned that the decision has not been taken by the government over this context and the benefits recommended under the 7th Pay Commission remain the same.
According to the 7th Central Pay Commission, the minimum pay of Rs 18,000 per month, and fitment factor of 2.57 has been decided and no change therein is at present under consideration.
This is expected that PM Narendra Modi will dole out this decision and appease employees on the Independence Day on August 15. The Modi Government may announce the hike in the salaries of the central government employees and can also increase the retirement age to 62 before the General Elections in 2019.
Back in January 2016, the Modi government had increased the salaries of the central government employees by 14 percent. Even though many employees were not happy with it as they were not expecting the hike to be so low considering rising inflation and cost of living.
Apart from this decision, Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur also announced that the special pay of the drivers of the state government will be enhanced from Rs 800 to Rs 1,000 per month which will also provide them with the financial benefit of Rs. 2400 per year. The uniform allowance will be increased from Rs 200 to Rs 300. The finance department has also directed the state government to clear the pending medical and travelling allowance bills of the drivers and conductors.