Central Employee Salary Hike 2023: There is good news for 48 lakh central employees and 68 lakh pensioners. In the new year, the Modi government at the Center can give three gifts to the employees at once. First, dearness allowance and dearness relief of central employees and pensioners can be increased by 5 percent. A decision can be taken to increase the second fitment factor. The same third can be decided on the amount of DA arrears of 18 months stuck for a long time. If this happens, there will be a bumper increase in the salary of the employees and the pension of the pensioners, although the official confirmation is yet to be done.
According to media reports, the DA of central employees-pensioners may be increased by 3 to 5 percent in the new year, after which it may be 42 or 43 percent. Since the AICPI index has increased by an overall 2.1 percent recently, this figure stood at 131.2 in September. The figures for October, November and December are yet to come, the numbers of AICPI index in the second half will decide how much dearness allowance will increase in January 2023. This increase will be according to the figures till December. It can be announced by March 2023 and it can be implemented from January 1, 2023.
Decision can be taken on fitment factor
If media reports are to be believed, the Modi government at the Center may announce an increase in the fitment factor in 2023, under the 7th Pay Commission, the fitment factor of the employees can be increased from 2.57 to 3.00 or 3.68 per cent, if agreed There will be a benefit of 8000 in the salary and the basic salary will increase from 18000 to 21000 or 26000. It is likely that the government may take a decision on this after the budget to be presented on February 1, 2023 next year. However, no official announcement has been made in this regard so far.
There will be a jump in basic salary
Due to the fitment factor, the salary of central employees increases by more than two and a half times.
At present, the fitment factor of the employees under the 7th Pay Commission is 2.57 times and the basic salary is 18000. For example, if the basic salary of a central employee is Rs 18,000, then excluding allowances, his salary will be 18,000 X 2.57 = Rs 46,260. At 3.68, the salary will be Rs 95,680 (26000 X 3.68 = 95,680) i.e. in salary 49,420 will be given as a profit. With 3 times the fitment factor, the salary will be 21000 X 3 = Rs.63,000.
Possible decision on 18 months arrears
The case of DA Arrears of central employees from January 2020 to June 2021 i.e. 18 months is still stuck, due to which resentment is increasing among the employees. It is expected that in the beginning of the year 2023, the central government can solve it by finding a middle way. Since the DA for 18 months is calculated, it can reach from thousands of rupees to lakhs of rupees, which the employees demand. However, by when this decision will be taken, it is not decided yet.
Arrears will be made from 11000 to 2 lakhs
If the arrears of 18 months are agreed upon, then Rs 11000 to 2.18 lakhs can come in the account of the employees. It is estimated that the total amount of arrears is around Rs 34,000 crore, which has saved the central government. It is expected that Level-1 employees will get Rs.11,880 to Rs.37,554, Level-13 (7TH CPC Basic Pay-Scale Rs.1,23,100 to Rs.2,15,900) and Level-14 (Pay-Scale) from Rs.1,44,200. An arrear of Rs 2,18,200 is outstanding. On the other hand, the Central Employees Union has decided to convene an important meeting in Delhi next month on January 7, in which the strategy of the movement will be decided on this issue.