Big wage hike for govt staff of THIS state from July 1

In a significant bonanza for government staff, the sixth Pay Commission of the Punjab government has really helpful an over two-fold improve within the salaries of all staff, with a rise in minimal pay from Rs 6,950 to Rs 18,000 per thirty days, with retrospective impact from January 1, 2016.

The fee has urged main hikes in wage and other advantages, and likewise a considerable improve in allowances for government staff.

The common increment in salaries and pensions of staff is anticipated within the vary of 20 %, with salaries in for a 2.59 instances improve over the fifth Pay Commission suggestions.

The report, which was submitted to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh not too long ago has been despatched to the Finance Department for detailed examine and instructions for putting it earlier than the Cabinet this month for additional motion.

The report, as per the government’s dedication within the Vidhan Sabha, is to be applied from July 1 this 12 months.

According to a spokesperson for the CM’s office, a big hike has been proposed within the report in pensions and DA, while fastened medical allowance and death-cum-retirement gratuity are really helpful to be doubled beneath the scheme urged by the sixth Pay Commission.

While fastened medical allowance has been really helpful to be doubled to Rs 1,000 per thirty days for workers in addition to pensioners uniformly, the utmost restrict of death-cum-retirement gratuity is proposed to be enhanced from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh.

Enhancement in ex-gratia grant charges within the case of the dying of a government worker, as additionally within the case of dying in harness straight attributable to the responsibility carried out is one other key advice geared toward benefitting the workers.

This is important in view of the prevailing pandemic disaster, where numerous government staff are working as frontline staff, with lots of them shedding their lives within the line of responsibility.

The Commission has additionally urged doubling of design allowance to engineering workers and equipment upkeep allowance to police personnel, with mobile allowance enhancement various from Rs 375 to Rs 750.

It has urged that previous age allowance for pensioners and household pensioners, on the present intervals of 5 years from the age of 65 years onwards, ought to proceed on revised pension.

Incidentally, the report comes at a time when the state’s financial system is already deeply confused and the monetary scenario is precarious amid Covid, with taxes not going up and even GST compensation slated to finish from subsequent 12 months.

The Finance Department will look at the varied implications earlier than submitting the report back to the Cabinet for additional motion.

While implementation of the suggestions referring to pay and pension has been really helpful from January 1, 2016, these referring to allowances are really helpful from the date of notification by the government.

(With company inputs)

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