Two days after the state government constituted a three-member committee to implement the Seventh pay commission’s recommendations, chief minister Harish Rawat on Thursday held its first meeting with finance minister Indira Hridayesh and mining minister Nav Prabhat to discuss the process of implementation. Officials said that the commission’s benefit may be reflected in December salary.
Addressing a meeting of the three-member committee, Rawat asked finance secretary Amit Negi to examine the recommendations made by another commission headed by former chief secretary lndu Kumar Pandey to implement the Seventh commission’s recommendations.
Senior officials said that one man commission headed by I S Pandey had been formed on CM Rawat’s directive a couple of months ago after Union finance ministry made public the findings of Seventh pay commission.
“Although exact details of the recommendations are yet to be ascertained, some officials stated that the state government said it also contains periodical mode of payment to employees against its recommendations and the amount to be deposited in employees’ provident funds,” said a senior government functionary in finance department.
When contacted chief minister Harish Rawat, he said, “Former chief secretary Pandey with his over three decade-long experience, may have made comprehensive and easily workable recommendations to implement the Seventh pay commission’s recommendations and benefit over 2.50 lakh serving state government employees and over 5 lakh retired employees.”
According to officials, like UP government and Uttarakhand may implement the recommendations with effect from December second or third week. This may help employees and others to get arrears from retrospective dates in their December salaries.