Kerala mulls pay hike for government employees

December 7th, 2009 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS  

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 6 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan has called for a meeting with representatives of state government employees to discuss a revision of pay scales, state Finance Minister Thomas Isaac said Sunday.
“This meeting is the first step (towards pay hike) and has been called to listen to what their (employees’) needs are. After this, we will set up the Ninth Pay Commission. We expect that employees will be able to draw a revised salary by April 1, 2011,” Isaac.

The meeting is scheduled for Dec 11. There are more than 500,000 government employees in the state. The last time the employees got a pay hike was in 2006.

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