6th pay award burdens exchequer by Rs 1600 cr
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Jammu, Mar 22: Minister of State for Finance and Planning, Dr. Manohar Lal Sharma today informed the Legislative Council that the Government had to bear the additional burden of Rs.1600 crore annually on account of salaries and pension of the government employees by implementation of 6th Pay Commission.
Replying to a clubbed question of Murtaza Ahmed Khan and Syed Muhammad Rafiq Shah, the Minister said that the government has already implemented the new scales and COLA for PSUs.
He said that the dearness allowance, at par with central rates despite extremely difficult financial condition of the State, have been sanctioned at par with central rates.He said that State Government has revised the DA rates from 20% to 27%. He said serving employees shall be paid this by credit to their G.P. Fund Account whileas the pensioners will be paid in cash in two instalments in April and June 2010.
The Minister said that certain sections of employees have resorted to frequent strikes, which has somewhat affected the functioning of offices besides causing inconvenience to the public.
He said All India Services (AIS) officers are governed by All India Services Rules whereas the State Government Employees are governed by J&K State Civil Services Regulations. He said the benefits of children’s education allowance has been extended to the AIS officers, working in connection with the affairs of the State.
The Minister said that no discrimination is being meted out to the State Government employees vis-a-vis AIS officers, as both the category of employees are recruited differently, deployed differently and are governed by different set of rules. He said as regards the allowances to the State Government employees, the allowances, as admissible are presently being extended to them, adding that further revision in the scale of allowances, if any, would be carried out if and when the financial resources are available.
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