The Narendra Modi government on Monday said there is no proposal to set  up the eighth pay commission for the central government employees.

Deepak Baij, the Congress MP from Chhattisgarh's Bastar and Bharatiya  Janata Party MP Janardan Singh Sigriwal in an unstarred question asked  the Centre if it proposes to ensure the timely constitution of eighth  pay commission for central government employees so that it could be  implemented in 2026.

Pankaj Chaudhary, the minister of state for finance said there is no  proposal under consideration with the government for setting up the  commission.

When asked if other measures are being taken by the Centre to increase  the salary of the employees in view of the rising inflation, the  minister said,...

ln order to compensate Central Government employees for erosion in the  real value of their salaries on account of inflation, dearness  allowances (DA) is paid to them and the rate of DA is revised  periodically every 6 months on the basis of rate of inflation as per All  lndia Consumer Price lndex for Industrial Workers

(AlCPl-lW) released by Labour Bureau under M/o Labour & Employment".

The central pay commissioners are constituted to go into various issues  of pay structure, retirement benefits and other service conditions of  the central government employees.

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