Chennai, Oct 12: Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday approved the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission or 7th CPC for its employees.
The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami.
More than 10 lakh employees of Tamil Nadu government will get the benefits of the 7th Pay Commission.
The state government has announced a 20 per cent hike in salaries of its employees with minimum pay fixed at Rs 15, 700.
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The government is considering a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission.
The government has reportedly given a green signal to the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) to make a report suggesting a hike in minimum pay.
The NAC may suggest hiking minimum pay to Rs 21,000 from Rs 18,000 – recommended by the 7th Pay Commissionand approved by the Cabinet.
Fitment factor will be raised to 3.00 times from the existing 2.57 times.
However, the central government employees have been demanding to raise minimum pay from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000 and fitment factor 3.68 times from 2.57 times.
f the government raises the minimum pay to Rs 21,000, the central government employees will receive an unprecedented 17 percent increase over Rs 18,000 they receive now.
A Finance Ministry official, speaking to Sen Times, said the government plans to raise minimum pay to Rs 21,000 — an unprecedented 17 per cent increase over Rs 18,000 recommended by the 7th Pay Commission.