Madhya Pradesh to implement the seventh pay commission

RSTV Bureau
File Photo: Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.

File Photo: Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.

The Madhya Pradesh government Monday decided to implement the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations, which will benefit about 6.50 lakh state government employees.

This was decided during a cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, this evening.

According to the decision, the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission are being implemented in the state with effect from January 1, 2016, an official from the public relation department of the state government said.

The arrears of seventh pay between the period of January 2016 to June 2017 would be paid in three installments in May every year, beginning from FY 2018-19.

It is estimated that the payment of arrears would put an extra burden of Rs 5,742-crore on the state government.

According to an estimate, this decision would bring 14 per cent increase in the present salaries of the state government employees.

The official said this would create an additional annual burden of Rs 3,828-crore on the state’s exchequer.

For the remaining period of current financial year, there would be an additional burden of Rs 2,552-crore on the state government.