7th Pay Commission Allowance news: Is PM Narendra Modi the final hope for central government employees?
Almost 10 months have been passed and yet the ‘Committee on Allowances‘ is yet to submit its report. Around 43 lakh employees currently working on the payroll of central government have almost lost their hopes. A large number of government employees are pessimist about the allowances, but the ray of hope for these employees lies within the government. For Central Government employees Prime Minister Narendra Modi is their last hope, as most of them believe that if PM intervenes in the issue, their demands on minimum wages and higher allowance will be met soon. The recommendations made by the 7th Pay Commission was implemented last year. For the decision on higher allowances, a separate committee was set by the Union Government which is headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa to look into the demands of Central Government employees.
Last year in June, after the Union Government implemented the recommendations made under 7th Pay Commission, the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) along with several other leaders had met Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. During the meeting, Home Minister Rajnath Singh told NJCA convenor Shiv Gopal Mishra that “this meeting had a blessing of Prime Minister Narendra Modi”. Since then a large chunk of central government employees has held high hopes with the Union Government, especially with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Earlier this week, Shiv Gopal Mishra, reportedly said that if their demands for higher allowances and minimum wage are further delayed then they will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “We believe in PM Modi he is our last hope,” said Shiv Gopal Mishra
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not take any confrontation with the government employees and to maintain a good industrial relation in the country, he will find a good negotiated settlement for a large number of government employees,” Shiv Gopal Mishra was quoted in a video. Shiv Gopal Mishra also said that the NJCA will also meet Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Mishra further added that the government can be blamed for the delay, as the Committee on Allowances is yet to submit its final report. Some reports suggest that the Ashok Lavasa committee will submit its report by the end of next week.
“We have full faith on PM Modi, he will come up with a good settlement plan for central government employees,” said a Union Member. NJCA is a joint body of unions representing central government employees.
The basic pay was hiked from January 1, 2016, but for last 10 months, the central government employees are still waiting for the higher allowances.
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