7th Pay Commission – Railway Employees In March to Parliament for Higher Minimum Pay: Recently, the latest government news about 7th Pay Commission is given here. Approximate 50,000 employees of Indian Railways will March to parliament demanding in minimum pay and withdrawal of the National Pension System (NPS).
The employees who get salary as per the recommendation of 7th Pay Commission want the minimum earning to be increased from Rs. 18,000 to Rs. 26,000/-. The 7th Pay Commission had ordered 14.27% hike in basic pay, increasing minimum pay from Rs. 7,000/- to Rs. 18,000/- month with fitment factor 2.57 times, which was approved by the government in 2016.
7th Pay Commission – Railway Employees In March to Parliament for Higher Minimum Pay
Railways employees have various unions who have announced to join protest March to Parliament demanding a hike a minimum pay beyond the order of the 7th Pay Commission. The need to scrap the NPS is one of the main demands made by the central government employees. Apart from Railway Employees, other central government employees have been asking to increase minimum pay according to the declaration of 7th Pay Commission.
Shiv Gopal Mishra is a leading the representation of the central government employees over discussions on the 7th Pay Commission. He said that under the NPS, the defined minimum pension or family pension is no more guaranteed for those employees who came in government service on or after 2004, although they regularly contribute 10% of their earnings every month towards this scheme. He also said that Most of those affected are younger and they are very angry and upset.
He warned that there were anger and distress not just among railwaymen, but also among officials over this. We had been confirmed again and again that our demands will be met, but nothing has happened so far. If they do not relent, then we will have to stick together and the next step could well be troublesome.
The All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF) had conducted a secret ballot for its member to decide the future course of action if its demands related to 7th Pay Commission and NPS weren’t met in February 2016. The 95% of 9, 00,000 railwaymen voted supported a strike. These employees consist, railwaymen, from across the country, including 17 zones and seven production units of the Indian Railways.
Central Government employees have been asking to increase minimum pay to Rs. 26,000/- and fitment factor 3.68 times. Yet, the government is considering to hike minimum pay to Rs. 21,000/- from Rs. 18,000/- which was ordered by 7th Pay Commission.