7th Pay Commission latest news: Even as the central government employees are demanding minimum pay and fitment factor hikes, the Union Cabinet has approved the regularisation of certain allowances such as rating allowance, stress allowance, proficiency allowance, flying allowance and instructor allowance. These allowances are paid over and above the 50% (pre-revised) and 25% (revised) ceiling prescribed by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) to the executives of certain operational categories such as Air Traffic Controller, Communication Officers, and Pilots of Airport Authority of India (AAI).
These allowances will be kept outside the purview of 35% (revised ceiling). Sitanshu Kar, Principal Spokesperson, Government of India and Director General of Press Information Bureau, said on Twitter that the decision has been taken as the air traffic has increased substantially and this technical personnel play a very important role to keep the aviation activity in the sky safe.
“#Cabinet approves Regulariztion of certain allowances being paid over and above the 50% (pre-revised) ceiling prescribed by DPE to the executives of certain operational category employees of @AAI_Official,” He tweeted
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This decision was taken to attract the best talents and retain the existing trained manpower to provide world-class facilities to air travellers. These professionals are required to be compensated suitably, Kar said.
However, central government employees are positive about the minimum pay and fitment factor increase. Shiv Gopal Mishra, the President of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) reportedly to Business Today that the Narendra Modi government was serious the central government employees minimum pay and fitment factor hike demands, over and above the 7th CPC recommendations.
It is also expected that these employees may soon get a dearness allowance (DA) hike.