Madhya Pradesh govt to give 7th Pay Commission benefits in July
Even as the state cabinet is yet to clear the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission to its employees after repeated demands, finance minister Jayant Malaiya on Tuesday announced that the employees will get its benefit with effect from July 1.
“The proposal to provide the benefits of the 7th Pay Commission to the employees would come in the state cabinet by June-end. However, the government has agreed to provide the benefits to its employees from July 1 this year”, Malaiya told reporters after a cabinet meeting.
The finance minister said since the government has promised the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, efforts would be made to fulfil the same.
A hike in the dearness allowance (DA) and the implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations were pending with the state finance department since March this year. It was expected that the government would implement them in the state budget for year 2017-18 but it did not happen.
The implementation was expected to take place this month but it got delayed due to the farmers’ agitation that rocked the state. The employees’ union met the finance minister and discussed ways to resolve it at the earliest.
Sources in the Mantralaya said that even after Malaiya’s announcement, the employees’ union was not happy since they wanted to resolve issues related to the 5th and 6th Pay Commissions.
“There were some discrepancies in the 5th and 6th Pay Commissions as employees were given a hike in the salary as per the recommendations of the Brahmaswaroop Committee. The benefit was expected in 1996 but it was adjusted in the 6th Pay Commission. The employees will not accept this”, said Jitendra Singh, president of the Employees’ Joint Forum.
“There were some issues related to grade pay which has affected 1.13 lakh employees. Similarly, two lakh employees were given salary hike after 14 to 17 months in 2006 against the stipulated period of 12 months. The matter is still pending”, Singh said.
Times of India