Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 4
Punjab’s sixth Pay Commission has advisable over two-fold increase in salaries of almost 3.5 lakh state authorities workers, with an increase in the minimal pay from Rs 6,900 to Rs 18,000 per thirty days retrospectively from January 1, 2016.
With impact from ’16
- Over two-fold hike in salaries, with increase in minimal pay from Rs6,950 to Rs18,000 per thirty days with impact from January 1, 2016
- Hike in pensions and DA, fastened medical allowance doubled to Rs1,000 per thirty days for staff and pensioners
- Maximum restrict of death-cum-retirement gratuity enhanced from Rs10 lakh to Rs20 lakh
The report, submitted to CM Capt Amarinder Singh on April 30, is being examined by the Finance Department. The latter will current it to the Cabinet later this month, looking for its approval for implementation. “The fee has advised main hike in wage and different advantages and allowances. The common increment in salaries and pensions is anticipated to be in the vary of 20 per cent with salaries in for a 2.59 instances increase over the fifth Pay Commission suggestions. All main allowances are proposed to be revised upward, translating into 1.5 instances to 2 instances increase with rationalisation in sure allowances,” mentioned an official assertion by the federal government.
While the report says that the annual burden on the state can be Rs 3,500 crore, because the pay scales are to be carried out from January 2016, the federal government wants Rs 17,500 crore for the cost of arrears. The allowances will likely be carried out from the date of notification.
Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal mentioned he had put aside Rs 9,000 crore in the 2021-22 Budget for the aim. “We will implement the report from July 1. The arrears for the earlier years will likely be launched every quarter, starting October-December this yr,” he mentioned.