7th Pay Commission: Central Employees Not To Go On Strike Over ‘Pay Disparity’ From July 11
New Delhi: An indefinite central government employees’ strike will not begin on July 11 in protest at the “government inaction” on fulfilling their demands, including hike in minimum pay to Rs 26,000 from Rs 18,000 which was recommended by the 7th Pay Commission and was approved by the cabinet on Wednesday.
No central government office will be closed at any part of the country and the trains will also be running on July 11 and ahead as National Joint Council Action (NJCA), a confederation of 3.3 million government employees, has temporarily postponed the indefinite strike scheduled from July 11 after PM Modi formed a committee of Ministers to negotiate with union leaders on their demands.
“Since the Prime Minister has intervened and initiated the process of negotiation, we have decided to temporarily postpone the indefinite strike. The NJCA will make sure that the genuine demands of the employees are met with,” NJCA convener (South Zone) N Kanniah told The Hindu.
However, the claim that the government was giving a 14.28 per cent hike in pay was false since the calculations revealed an increase of only 11.31 per cent, which would further decline to 4.51 per cent after deductions towards provident fund and pension scheme contributions, he added.
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