(a) whether Government is actively contemplating to increase minimum pay from Rs.18,000/- to Rs.21,000/- and fitment factor from 2.57 to 3, in view of resentment among Central Government employees over historically lowest increase in pay by 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC);
(b) if so, the details thereof and the date from which it would be implemented; and
(c ) if not, the reasons for the callous attitude of Government towards Government Employees?
MINISTER OF STATE FOR FINANCE ( SHRI P RADHAKRISHNAN )(a),(b)&(c ): The minimum pay of Rs.18,000/- p.m. and fitment factor of 2.57 are based on the specific recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in the light of the relevant factors taken into account by it. Therefore, no change therein is at present under consideration.