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Naveen Patnaik announced implementation of the 7th Pay Commission Recommendations.

Bhubaneswar:29/8/17; Putting all speculations to rest, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced implementation of the 7th Pay Commission Recommendations.

The announcement has come as a major relief for nearly 4.5 lakh State government employees and 3.5 lakh pensioners who were waiting with bated breath for the announcement since long.

“My government has decided to implement the recommendations of the committee constituted for examination of 7thCentral Pay Commission report and its adoption for State government employees. About 4.5 lakh serving State government employees and about 3.5 lakh retired State government employees will get enhanced emoluments and higher pension respectively,” said CM Naveen.

The implementation of the recommendations will put an additional burden of Rs 4,500 crore on the State exchequer, he said, adding that the employees will get the pay hike in September month’s salary. It may be mentioned that a 6-member fitment committee was constituted on October 31, 2016 under chairmanship of Development Commissioner, R Balakrishnan to finalise the modalities for the implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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