Madhya Pradesh to implement Pay Commission recommendations

August 28th, 2008 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS  

Bhopal, Aug 27 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Wednesday said the state government would implement the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations for its employees soon. Chouhan made the announcement at a convention in the tribal-dominated Khandwa district. The convention was organised to launch a tendu leaf bonus distribution programme.

The implementation of the Pay Commission recommendations will benefit more than 500,000 state employees who would, on an average, see a hike of roughly 30 percent.

“My government has always been in favour of providing the best possible to its employees and it will also execute the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations as early as possible,” Chouhan said.

Various State Employees’ Unions have been demanding the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations ever since the central government approved the new pay scales Aug 14 for its five million employees.

This will see the average salary increases of central government employees by 21 percent, and cost the exchequer Rs.221.31 billion this fiscal.

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