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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Bihar govt raises DA by 6 per cent for workers

Patna, Apr 28 (PTI) Bihar government today hiked the Dearness Allowance (DA) of its employees and pensioners by 6 per cent to 125 per cent with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016.

Brajesh Mehrotra, Principal Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, informed that a decision in this regard was taken at a Cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

With the latest hike, the DA of the state government employees and pensioners has jumped to 125 per cent. The DA hike will put an additional burden of Rs 842 crore on the state exchequer, he told reporters here.

Media report pay commission implementation within June/July

7th Pay Commission: Govt employees likely to get huge pay checks by June-July 2016

Central government employees' wait to get higher salaries under the 7th Pay Commission will be over in two months.
As per a CNBC-TV18 report, hefty payouts are likely to happen between early June and late July this year.
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Quoting government officials, the report said that the Empowered Group of Secretaries will likely to accept the pay commission's recommendations on salaries and pension payouts.
It may be recalled that the government had set up a high-powered panel headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha to process the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission which will have bearing on the remuneration of 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.
The implementation of the new pay scales is estimated to put an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore on the exchequer in 2016-17. Subject to acceptance by the government, they will take effect from January 1, 2016.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Media disappoints central employees about pay hike : "not before September"

No arrears likely on allowances
The Central government employees will have to wait till September-October to get higher salaries under the 7th Pay Commission.
As per a Financial Express report, government is expecting that higher salaries released around the festival period starting with Durga Puja and Diwali will boost consumption, which will have a multiplier effect on the economy. 
Though the employees will get arrears with retrospective effect from January 1, no retrospective arrears in allowances will be given. With the move, the exchequer would be able to save around  Rs 11,000 crore. 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Haryana CM announces financial bonanza for state employees

Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal today announced a bonanza of incentives for state government employees, which included increase in Medical Allowance, dearness allowance and quick implementation of report of G. Madhvan Committee regarding pay anomalies.
The Chief Minister, who held a meeting with office bearers of Sarv Karamchari Mahasang, here today, said that apart from this the demands put up by them would also be consider sympathetically.
An official spokesman said that the Medical Allowance of the employees would be increased by 10 per cent. The Dearness Allowance would be increased by 6 per cent thus making it 125 per cent as against the existing 119 per cent. This would put an additional burden of Rs 315.34 crore per year on the state exchequer.
He said that the Chief Minister has decided to soon implement the report of G. Madhvan Committee on pay anomalies of the employees after studying it. A committee would also be constituted to remove pay anomalies of the employees working in various Boards and Corporations of the government.
The Chief Minister also said that the state government has already made a provision of 4000 crores in the budget to implement report of the 7th Pay Commission. As soon as the Central government implements it, the state government will follow the same promptly. The employees of the Boards and the Corporations would also be benefitted.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Centre mulls including cruise tours under LTC

Mumbai, Apr 15 (PTI) Aiming to increase cruise tourism, the Centre is mulling to include vacations on luxury ships under the Leave Travel Concession (LTC) scheme where government employees get their travel costs reimbursed.

"We are looking at including cruise tours under the LTC scheme. Employees can go on cruise ships at government expense," Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Suman Billa said during a session on tourism at the Maritime India Summit here today.

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