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.