Punjab cannot approve pay commission report: Poll panel

April 11th, 2009 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party Chandigarh, April 11 (IANS) The Election Commission Saturday disapproved a proposal of the Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance government in Punjab to accept a report of the Fifth Punjab Pay Commission.
The state government had moved a proposal seeking the poll panel’s approval to let the pay commission submit its report.

The state cabinet, in a bid to beat the imposition of the model code of conduct, had decided last month to accept the pay commission report in anticipation of its submission.

The report, when implemented, will benefit thousands of state government employees.

The Election Commission has asked the state government to defer it till the completion of elections in the state.

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