7th Pay Commission: Fitment factor of central employees will increase? see calculation

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7th Pay Commission latest news: The fitment factor is 2.57 times the basic salary. But, it can be increased to 3 times. However, this demand has been going on continuously since 2017. But, no decision has been taken on this yet.

There is a demand for a new pay commission for central employees after the 7th Pay Commission. However, it is difficult to say whether this will happen or not. But, in the meantime, a good news is coming. Based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC, there may be a consideration to increase the fitment factor to increase the minimum salary of central employees. The fitment factor is 2.57 times the basic salary.

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But, it can be increased to 3 times. However, this demand has been going on continuously since the year 2017. But, no decision has been taken on this yet. If sources are to be believed, the government is in this mood soon. If the fitment is 3 times, then the minimum salary of central employees can reach Rs 27,000. Currently, the minimum salary of central employees at Level-1 is Rs 18,000.

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Fitment Factor is applied on basic salary

The fitment factor plays the biggest role in deciding the salary of central government employees. According to the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, the total salary of central government employees is determined by the basic salary and fitment factor in addition to allowances. This means that the salary of central government employees is increased by calculating it by two and a half times.

What is the role of Fitment Factor?

According to the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, the fitment factor is 2.57. While deciding the salary of central employees, apart from allowances such as dearness allowance (DA), travel allowance (TA), house rent allowance (HRA), the basic salary is multiplied by the fitment factor 2.57. For example, if the basic salary of a central employee is Rs 18,000, then his salary excluding allowances will be Rs 18,000 X 2.57 = Rs 46,260. If the fitment factor is 3, then it will definitely be beneficial. Employees have been demanding for a long time that the fitment should be increased.

Calculation of Allowances (DA Calculation)

When the salary of Central government employees is fixed without allowances, then all kinds of allowances are added to it, such as DA, TA, HRA. DA is given to central government employees to protect them from the loss caused by inflation. It is fixed twice a year. The first time it is fixed during January to June and the second time it is fixed for the period from July to December.

DA may increase by 3 percent more

The government calculates the average inflation of the first 6 months of the year, in which January to June is counted. After this, the average of inflation is calculated in the second half. On this basis, DA increases. DA is always higher than the average inflation. Currently, the AICPI index is at 139.4 points. Therefore, it is being estimated that dearness allowance may increase by 3 percent in July 2024. After the increase in DA, TA increases on the same basis. The increase in DA is also linked to TA. Similarly, HRA is also decided. The monthly salary of the central employee is prepared after all the allowances are calculated.

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