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State to implement 7th Pay Commission

THE ASIAN AGE. | SONU SHRIVASTAVA
Published : Dec 28, 2018, 1:38 am IST
Updated : Dec 28, 2018, 1:38 am IST

The arrears of the seventh pay commission will be given with retrospective effect from January 2016, and will be paid in five installments.

(Photo: PTI)
 (Photo: PTI)

Mumbai: Ahead of general elections in the coming year, the state government will start paying salaries to its employees as per the recommendations of the seventh pay commission from January 1, 2019.

The arrears of the seventh pay commission will be given with retrospective effect from January 2016, and will be paid in five installments.

 

The state government will have to bear an additional burden of Rs 24,485 crore. The state cabinet approved the proposal of the seventh pay commission Thursday. Finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said that the salaries will be increased by 23 per cent. The arrears will be paid in five phases.

The committee helmed by former bureaucrat K.P. Bakshi has prepared a report to implement the seventh pay commission in the state. Addressing a press conference at Mantralaya, Mr Mungantiwar said that part one of the Bakshi committee report had been submitted to the state government on December 5. “We have accepted the report. The recommendations of the report will help 20.50 lakh employees and retired employees of the state government,” he said.

 

He also said that the state government will bear an additional burden of Rs 14,174 crore on the salaries of employees and pensions of retired employees. The arrears of the seventh pay commission for this year will be Rs 7,721 crore.

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