New Delhi: Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Ajay Maken said on Sunday that his party will fight for safeguard of central government employees interest as the Seventh Pay Commission has increased the salaries of higher grade officers by many folds, there will be no benefit for middle and lower level employees.

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee President Ajay Maken

“The Congress party is with the central government employees in this matter”, he said.

He also said the Congress party will strongly oppose if the 125 percent increase in DA (Dearness Allowance), which will be due on 1 January, 2016, is not merged with the basic pay when the Central government implements the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission for central government employees.

While Maken recently raised the issue at an AICC briefing, he organised camps at R K Puram and Sadiq Nagar areas on Sunday.

Maken asserted the Congress party will spare no effort to protect the interests of the central government employees, who are its “eyes, ears and brains”, inside and outside Parliament.

Maken said the House Rent Allowance (HRA) has been reduced from the existing 30 per cent to 24 per cent, 20 to 16 per cent and 10 to 8 per cent.

He also said if there was “good” entry in the CR (Confidential Report) of the central government employees, they used to get MACP, but according to the Seventh Pay Panel recommendations, the government employees would get MACP only if there is a “very good” entry in their CRs.

More areas in Delhi where central government employees, live would be covered in the coming days, he said.

Maken believes this will help the party gain a foothold among the staff who constitute a significant percentage of city voters.

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