7th Pay Commission: No Official Confirmation on Hike in Salary, Fitment Factor Beyond CPC Recommendations
Chennai, Oct 18: The Tamil Nadu government had promised government employees that their salaries will be hiked in accordance with the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations. However, the recommendations will be implemented from October 1, 2017. This means the employees will lose arrears of 21 months.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami accepted the recommendations of the 7th pay commission. He, however, did not agree to apply the changes in the salary structure from a retrospective date. The employees were expecting that the 7th CPC will be implemented from January 1, 2016. This move will deny them arrears for 21 months, which is a huge loss for government employees in Tamil Nadu.
Government employees in Tamil Nadu had been protesting against the delay in the implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. Their demand was to implement the new pay structure from 2016.
With this decision, their salaries will be increased by 20 per cent. This includes government employees and teachers of government-funded educational institutions.
Meanwhile, the Union Cabinet of the Narendra Modi government gave approval to the revision of pay scales of around eight lakh teaching and non-academic staff of government-funded higher education institutions, which came under the University Grants Commission.