Railway Group D Salary Revised amid 7th Pay commission
Railway Group D Salary increased after 7th Pay commission
The 7th Pay Commission, which created a notch between the State and Central Govt employees has been declared recently.
The employees have been protesting with the demand for higher minimum pay and withdrawal of the National Pension System (NPS).
The Railways’ employees, who get salary as per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, want the minimum wage to be raised to Rs 26,000 from Rs 18000.
The 7th Pay Commission had recommended a 14.27 percent hike in basic pay, raising minimum pay from Rs. 7,000 to Rs. 18,000 month with fitment factor 2.57 times, which was approved by the government in 2016.
Railways employees demanded pay hike
Various unions of Railways employees have demanded a hike in minimum pay beyond the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
No rail services will be disrupted due to the stir.
The demand to scrap the NPS is one of the main demands made by the central government employees.
Besides Railways employees, other central government employees have been asking to raise minimum pay beyond the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
“Under the NPS, the defined minimum pension or family pension is no more guaranteed for those employees who came in government service on or after 2004, although they are regularly contributing 10 percent of their wages every month towards this scheme,” Shiv Gopal Mishra, who led the representation of the central government employees over discussions on 7th Pay Commission. “Most of those affected are youngsters and they are very upset and angry,” he added.
Central government employees have been asking to raise minimum pay to Rs 26,000 and fitment factor 3.68 times.
However, the government is considering hiking minimum pay to Rs 21,000 from Rs 18,000 and fitment factor to 3.00 times from 2.57 times, which was recommended by the 7th Pay Commission.
Candidates joining as a Group D employee (as per the notification) will get the salary referred by 7th Pay Commission.
So, let us hope for the best to come.
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