7th Pay Commission: Modi government can increase the fitment factor after DA, there will be a bumper increase in the salary of the employees
If media reports are to be believed, the government may soon increase the fitment factor. There has been a demand from the central employees to increase the fitting factor from 2.57 times to 3.68 times. The fitment factor is the revision of the basic salary . All categories of employees in the central government service get the benefit of fitment factor.
Now this is the basic salary
The current minimum basic salary for central employees as per the fitment factor is Rs 18,000 when the fitment factor is 2.57 times. Central employees, however, want it to be increased to 3.68 times. If this happens, the minimum wage for central employees will be Rs 26,000. If the fitment factor is increased to three times, the salary of the employees will see a big increase. The basic salary of a central employee is Rs 18,000. Total salary is 18,000 X 2.57 i.e. Rs 46260 after removing allowances. The salary being 26000 X 3.68 will be Rs 95680.
Salary will increase with allowances
The fitment factor has a significant impact on how much central employees are paid. According to the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, the basic pay of the central employees is decided on the basis of their fitment factor and allowances. This is what can double or even triple the salaries of central employees. At present the fitment factor is 2.57 as per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
Government has increased DA
The Modi government has increased the Dearness Allowance ( DA ) for central employees from 34 percent to 38 percent with effect from July 1, 2022. This has definitely given some relief to the employees from inflation. However, now the employees are waiting for the increase in the fitment factor.