Tripura: Expert panel formed to implement 7th pay commission, report within 90 days
Thirteen days after announcing formation of expert committee to implement 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations in Tripura, the Biplab Deb government has announced a three-member committee in charge of implementing the central perks.
The panel would have to submit report with its findings and recommendations within ninety days from announcement of notification, Principal Secretary for Finance M. Nagaraju said in the notification. The panel is being headed by retired Assam Chief Secretary PP Varma while Principal Secretary of Urban Development Manoj Kumar and Additional Secretary (Finance) P.R. Bhattacharjee are also on board.
After the first meeting of new council of ministers on Mar 10, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb announced that an expert committee would be formed which would oversee implementation of 7th pay commission benefits for state government employees.
Implementing 7th central pay commission in Tripura was among the key issues promised by BJP ahead of the Feb 18 assembly polls in Tripura. BJP national president Amit Shah assured that the latest central perks would be implemented in Tripura in the very first cabinet meeting if the saffron party was voted to power.
State government employees, employees of sub-ordinate judiciary, state legislative assembly secretariat, Tripura Public Service Commission, grant-in-aid schools, Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE) and other constitutional bodies would be covered by rationalization of the pay structure, the notification informs.
“The committee will make an estimate of the cost involved in implementing their recommendations; suggest sources of fund for meeting the additional expenditure required for implementing the recommendations”, Principal Secretary Nagaraju ordered in the notification.
While the panel would decide if the post of Group-D, which is being withdrawn in many states of the country apart from revising perks available to fixed pay, DRW, casual, contingent workers, Angawadi Centre workers etc.
Source : thenortheasttoday.com