He further asserted that over 98 Lakh Central Government epmloyess felt disillusioned and let down by the Modi Government’s lopsided, short-charged and tardy implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission.
Dubbing the centre’s recommendations on the Seventh Pay Commission as ‘disappointing’ the Congress has said it is the worst pay hike in the history of Independent India.
“The pay hike is a mere 15 percent on the basic pay, compared to 23.5 percent, which is being falsely claimed by the Central Government. It is the lowest hike in last 70 years, i.e. since Independence,” Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told ANI.
Asserting that the Congress has always stood for the workers of India, Surjewala said the pay hike reflected the mal-intent and lack of sincerity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government.