Chhattisgarh gets poll panel okay to implement pay commission

March 22nd, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, March 22 (IANS) The Election Commission has approved the Chhattisgarh government’s request to implement the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations from April 1 that will benefit about 250,000 state government employees, official sources said Sunday.
“The Commission has approved a request of the finance department’s principal secretary Ajay Singh, who had sent a letter on March 19 seeking approval for implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission,” sources in the finance department informed.

The poll panel has approved the request through a fax message sent Saturday evening.

The government sought the poll panel’s approval after the state Chief Electoral Officer Sunil Kujur objected to the move due to the model code of conduct which is in place for the Lok Sabha polls.

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