Former Deputy Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today accused Nitish Kumar government of deliberately delaying the constitution of pay committee to give benefits of seventh pay commission to state government employees asthe state coffer had run short of fund to bear the financial burden after liquor ban. Mr Modi said here that file relating to constitution of fitment committee for recommending benefits of seventh pay commission for state government employees, was pending with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the last four months but he was deliberately delaying his approval. ” It is now amply clear that state government is finding it difficult to give benefits of seventh pay commission to its employees due to fund crunch following liquor ban imposed in Bihar,”Mr Modi said adding that the huge revenue losses after liquor ban had made the state government financially crippled to bear financial burden of benefits of seventh pay commission to be given to state government employees. Former Deputy Chief Minister said state government used to give benefits of new pay commission to its employees after benefits given to employees of Central government.
Now, the poor financial condition of state government had made its 20 lakh employees to wait indefinitely for benefits of seventh pay commission, he remarked.