Ahead of Diwali, the Rajasthan government on Tuesday implemented the recommendations of the 7th pay commission, a decision that will benefit over 12 lakh employees and pensioners. Government employees will get the revised salary from the month of October, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said on Wednesday in a statement. Raje said she had promised to implement the recommendations of 7th pay commission in the 2017-18 budget and was happy to implement it from October. She said that a panel had been authorised to examine cases of salary discrepancies, allowances and arrears. The state government considers its employees the backbone of governance and was sensitive towards their welfare, she added.
On June 28, the Union Cabinet cleared all the 7th Pay Commission Allowances with 34 amendments. The move by the Centre is expected to impact close to 50 lakh government employees and result in a “modest increase of Rs 1448.23 crore per annum” over the projections made by the 7th Central Pay Commission. The commission had projected the additional financial implication on allowances at Rs 29,300 crore per annum. The combined additional financial implication is hence estimated at Rs 30748.23 crore per annum.
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Recently, the Tamil Nadu government has announced a revision in minimum and maximum wages in line with the 7th Pay Commission impacting 12 lakh employees and teachers. The state estimates that it would incur an additional expense of Rs 14,719 crore annually, Chief Minister K Palaniswami had said.
Soon after, the Union Cabinet decided to hike salaries of about 8 lakh teachers and academic staff in higher educational institutions under the UGC and in centrally funded technical institutions. This move benefits 7.58 lakh teachers and staff in 106 universities/colleges funded by the UGC/Centre, and 329 universities funded by state governments, besides 12,912 government and private-aided colleges affiliated to state universities.