8th Pay commission for Government employees not denied

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The Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary informed that the government is not considering any proposal to set up the 8th Pay Commission for the central government employees.  However, soon after the statement of the Minister it was assumed that the Narendra Modi government would not set up the 8th Pay Commission for its employees, even if it demanded.

According to official reports, Chaudhary has denied the claim that there will be no 8th Central Pay Commission while replying to a question in the Lok Sabha on whether the Centre proposes to ensure a timely constitution of the 8th CPC the government employees so that it could be implemented on January 1, 2026.

“ln order to compensate Central Government employees for erosion in the real value of their salaries on account of inflation, dearness allowances (DA) are paid to them and the rate of DA is revised periodically every 6 months on the basis of the rate of inflation as per All India Consumer Price index for Industrial Workers (AlCPl-lW) released by Labour Bureau under M/o Labour & Employment,” said Chaudhary.

Pay Commissions are constituted to revise the pay structure, retirement benefits and allowances of the central government employees. The government of India set up the 7th Central Pay Commission in February 2014.