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7th Pay Commission: Salary of teachers protesting to be deducted

7th Pay Commission: Salary of teachers protesting to be deducted

Between the demands for salary hike by central government employees from 18000 rupees to 26000 rupees, there is bad news for teachers. The state government may issue an order for teachers who are protesting about the demand of 7th Pay Commission in Odisha. The government can adopt 'No work no pay' policy that means the teachers who are protesting, their salary would be deduced.
Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government has warned employees of this. This news is coming at a time when BJP governments in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and UP have announced increase of teachers' salaries. This increase will be done under the 7th Pay Commission.
Doctors demonstrating in 3 states including Odisha
According to a leading news website, Odisha is not the only state where teachers are demanding to be in line with the recommendations of the 7th pay scale. In Jammu and Kashmir the teacher has also been performing for it for several months for hike in their salary.
They also protested in Delhi this week on Jantar Mantar. A section of the teacher in Bihar is demanding increase in salary. If media reports are to be believed, then teachers in Bihar can start a huge protest against the government. This may affect studies in schools.
What is the demand of Central Government employees?
This situation is when more than 5 million employees of the Central Government are taking advantage of 7th pay scale. He hopes that this year's announcement of raising his basic salary in Diwali or in January 2019 can be announced. Their demand is to increase the fitment factor from 2.57 times to 3.68 times.
 

This will increase their minimum basic pay from 18000 to 26000 rupees. However, there is no indication from the central government on this. In March, Minister of State for Finance P Radhakrishnan had said clearly that the central government is not considering any increase in the minimum pay and fitment factor. Also, they are demanding removal of the new pension scheme.
Central government employees protested
National Joint Council of Action (NJCA), the Central Workers Organization, called All India Protest Day in September. Against this, the Department of Personnel (DoPT) issued strict orders. He had said that the employees who will participate in this protest, their allowance will be cut.
Also, disciplinary action will be taken against them. DOPT had said that all central government employees are instructed to stay away from this protest. This is a violation of rule 7 of the CCS (Conduct) Rule, 1964.