The Seventh Pay Commission recommended a 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay. The E Palaniswami government has asked the committee will study pay commission’s recommendations and accordingly draft a plan for Tamil Nadu.
Nearly eight months after the Narendra Modi government cleared the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, the Tamil Nadu government has taken the first step towards ensuring state government employees too get a pay hike.
The E Palaniswami government had appointed a five-member committee to study the recommendations made by the Seventh Pay Commission and accordingly draft a plan for the state.
The Seventh Pay Commission recommended a 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay. The state committee will study the implementation of revised salary and pension payouts under the pay commission.
The Tamil Nadu government has given the committee time till June 30 to submit its report.
Following the submission of the report, those working with the Tamil Nadu government can expect an increase in their pay.
Many states have already implemented the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission for its government employees.
Uttarakhand, where a new government will be elected on March 11, was among the first to implement the pay commission’s recommendations from January 1. States like Haryana have also followed suit, while others like Jammu and Kashmir have promised a massive 23.5 per cent hike in salary to its employees from April 2018.