Pay commission benefited over 4.5 mn employees: Mukherjee

February 16th, 2009 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The recommendations of the Sixth Central pay Commission have benefited over 4.5 million central government employees, acting finance minister Pranab Mukherjee said here Monday.

“The government considered and improved the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission. This has benefited over 45 lakh (4.5 million) central government employees, including defence forces and paramilitary forces and over 38 lakh (3.8 million) pensioners,” Mukherjee said while presenting his interim budget for 2009-10 in parliament.

He expressed hope that the implementation of the pay commission recommendations “will not only improve the quality of administration but also help the economy by supporting the demand”.

-Indo-Asian News Service


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