Bihar government employees will get the Seventh Pay Commission benefits with retrospective effect from January 1 this year.
This was announced by CM Nitish Kumar in the state assembly on Tuesday.
“The state government will implement the pay panel’s recommendations as soon as the state fitment committee submits its report,” he said in his vote of thanks for the governor’s address to the joint session of the legislature on Thursday.
The state cabinet had on December 21 last year approved the formation of the fitment committee headed by ex-chief secretary G S Kang. The committee has to submit its report in three months.
Around 4.5 lakh employees and 3.5 lakh pensioners of the Bihar government will benefit from the new payscales. Earlier, the Centre had claimed its employees pay would be up 23% with the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission.
Meanwhile, the state government in its Budget for 2017-18 has estimated expenditure to the tune of Rs 78,818.46 crore (Rs 6,541.51 crore more than the last fiscal) on establishment and committed costs, including payment of salaries and pension.