7th pay commission: Employees of this state will get pay hike from Diwali: As we already know that, around 50 lakh central government employees are somehow still waiting for hike in basic salary beyond the recommendations of the seventh pay commission, in Maharashtra, the government employees are all set to set for a pay hike from Diwali this year of 2017.
The state government will implement recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission for its employees from Diwali (which falls in November this year), Sudhir Mungantiwar, the finance minister said to the PTI today.
“The Seventh Pay Commission will be our Diwali gift to employees,” he said. The decision will benefit 19 lakh government employees in the whole state.
This will be the financial burden of Rs 21,530 crore on the state exchequer, Mungantiwar told. “The finance department made provisions of Rs 10,000 crore in its annual budget presented in March this year,” he said.
The remaining provisions will be made from side to side via the supplementary demands or in the next year’s budget, he told the same.
The government is also making an allowance for the demand for granting child care leave (CCL) for two years (730 days) to women government employees which is for the 15 days paternal leave for male staffers, Mungantiwar said.
The state government is studying a proposal too which is to begin a five-day week working system for its employees, he said. “The proposal for increasing the working hours of government employees by 15 minutes against a weekly off on every Saturday is being studied,” he added.
in the meantime, many reports are doing the rounds that, Narendra Modi , the respected Prime Minister perhaps declares the pay hike beyond recommendations of the seventh pay commission on the 15th August. though, the government in the Parliament had already refused of giving any hike beyond the 7th CPC recommendations.
Previous, P. Radhakrishnan, the Minister of State for Finance in Lok Sabha had said that the Narendra Modi government is not planning to give any hike in minimum basic salary beyond the recommendations of the seventh pay commission.
In addition, the employees’ hope came to life once again when the Modi government somehow hiked MSP. Many feel that the MSP is just the commencement of a slew of measures that the government is all set to introducing.
The government has increased the minimum support price (MSP) of Kharif crops to 1.5 times the cost of the production.