7th Pay Commission: Will the salary of central government employees going to increase? Big news on increase in fitment factor

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Central government employees have been demanding an increase in the fitment factor for a long time. Meanwhile, there is a buzz around that the fitment factor is likely to go down.

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Let us tell you that the central government is not planning to increase the fitment factor yet. This is based on preliminary reports as the government is yet to issue any official statement in this regard.

Notably, if the fitment factor is increased, there will also be a substantial increase in the basic pay or minimum pay of the Central Government employees under the Seventh Pay Commission.

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According to some media reports that surfaced earlier, the central government may soon agree to increase the fitment factor as the unions have been demanding an increase in the minimum wage from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000. They are now demanding the government increase the fitment factor from 2.57 times to 3.68 times.