Demand of Central Govt employees to increase the Fitment Factor recommended by 7th CPC
The demand to increase the 2.57 Fitment Factor along with the hike of 14.29 percent is growing among the Central Government employees
The 900-page long report of the 7th Pay Commission was submitted to the government on November 19. One of the most important recommendation on the report is the Fitment Factor. It is the most important factor deciding the hike of salaries of the Central Government employees.
Fitment Factor is used to calculate the revised basic pay of existing employees with effect from the implementation of 7th CPC. The new revised basic pay of a Central Government employee is calculated by multiplying his/her current (Pre-revised) basic pay with the Fitment Factor.