@ashish chauhan firstly, inflation is low, but its not zero. It is still quite high when compared to other nations. Therefore, pay hikes are definitely needed periodically, ideally annually but they dont! In fact, the pay commissions are happening only about once in 10 years! So the govt employees actually lose money every year waiting for the hike to happen. So they should be getting a hike of 10 years x 5% annual inflation but I wonder if they end up getting that much. Secondly, govt pay is generally lower compared to the private sector, making it these jobs less desirable. So if they increase pay, especially for teachers, prof, cops etc, they can try to prevent brain drain. Just my opinion. Hope this helps.