Increase of Minimum Pay and Fitment Factor

Government is not contemplating to increase fitment factor from 2.57 to 3.68 and Minimum pay to Rs.21000, as demanded by employees associations.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA

QUESTION NO 2273
ANSWERED ON 07.08.2018

Increase of fitment factor under 7th CPC

2273 Shri Ravi Prakash Verma
Shri Neeraj Shekhar

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state :-

(a) whether Government is contemplating to increase fitment factor from 2.57 to 3.68 under 7th CPC to all pay levels, as demanded by employees associations;

(b) if so, the details thereof and by when it would be announced; and

(c) if not, the reasons for betrayal from assurances given by Home Minister and Railway Minister etc. to employees associations in 2016?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRI P. RADHAKRISHNAN)

(a) to (c): The Minimum Pay of Rs. 18,000 p.m. and Fitment Factor of 2.57 are based on the specific recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in the light of the relevant factors taken into account by it. Therefore, no change therein is at present under consideration.

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