UP Govt implements 7th pay panel recommendations

Ahead of the Assembly elections to be held early next year, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday announced a bonanza for 21 lakh state government employees and pensioners by approving the recommendations of the seventh pay commission.


The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet under the leadership of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday approved the recommendations of the seventh pay commission.

As per new salary structure, entry salary that is of the lowest rung will be around Rs 18,000 and pay for highest office of Chief second will be around Rs 2.25 lakh.

Addressing the media on Tuesday after his cabinet approved the recommendations, Akhilesh Yadav said that the pay hike will be implemented from January 2017. Around 21 lakh state employees and teachers are slated to get a salary hike of around 15 to 20%. According to estimates, the move is likely to put an additional burden of around Rs 25,000 crore on the state exchequer.

A committee headed by former IAS officer GB Patnaik was constituted in July last year to study the pay commission recommendations. The committee submitted its report on December 7.The state will provide additional funds for this through supplementary budget when the Assembly meets for the winter session.

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