Chhattisgarh to implement Pay Commission recommendations

August 27th, 2008 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, Aug 27 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government Wednesday said it has agreed in principle to implement the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations for the state government employees. The decision came a day after the Officers Joint Forum, the newly formed representative forum of the state government employees, threatened an indefinite strike if the government failed to implement the new pay scales.

“The state has taken a decision in principle to implement the new salary structure, recommended by the Six Pay Commission and approved by the central government,” an official release here said.

About 250,000 employees of the state government will get increased payment with September 2008 salary. Officials say the increased pay scales will cost the state exchequer Rs.12 billion.

The employees struck work Aug 21 as a warning to the government.

The central government approved the new pay scales Aug 14 for its five million employees. This will see the average salary increases by 21 percent, and cost the exchequer Rs.221.31 billion this fiscal.

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