The Arunachal Pradesh cabinet headed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu decided to give New Year Gift to more than 70499 regular state government employees and 25919 pensioners by implementing the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations. The cabinet at its meeting here today decided to implement the 7th Central Pay Commission’s recommendation from January 1 this year and would add financial liability of Rs 423.27 crore for 2016- 17 to the state exchequer, government spokesman Passang Dorjee Sona told media persons.
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Accordingly, from January 1, 2016 to September 30, the arrears would be paid in next financial year while that from October this year to March 31 next, would be paid during the current fiscal.
The arrears would be paid in cash in two installments – May 2017 and September 2017.
For those employees who want to get their arrears deposited in GPF could do so and their share of arrears would be credited in their GPF account in this financial year only, the spokesman said.
As a mark of respect to Deputy SP Late Bomto Kamdak for sacrificing his life while on line of duty, the cabinet decided and approved for awarding DSP rank to Kamdak’s wife Moni Kamdak Basar on compassionate ground.
Taking note of acute shortage of subject teachers particularly in Science and Mathematics in various schools which has jeopardized the education scenario, the cabinet also decided for one time relaxation in recruitment rules.
The cabinet approved to relax the recruitment criteria from existing 90:10 ratio to 50:50 ratio basis for APST and Non-APST in order to facilitate best of subject teachers from across the country.
The cabinet also approved to confer Gazetted status to Post Graduate Teachers (PGTs) under education department.
The state has a total of 701 PGTs.