Mumbai, Aug 6: The Maharashtra government employees will get hike in salary as per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission or 7th CPC from January 2019. Chief Mininster Devendra Fadnavis made the crucial announcment related to the 7th Pay Commission on Saturday. The state government would allocate Rs 4,800 crore for the implementation of Pay Commission in the Budget.
Following the announceent, around 1.5 lakh gazettedofficers withdrew from the strike after a Government Resolution (GR) was issued stating that the pending arrears of the Dearness Allowance (DA) for a period of 14 months will be paid to them. Another GR was issued stating that the 7th Pay Commission will be implemented from January 2019. The Maharashtra government had approved the 7th Pay Commission recommendations in March this year.
Nearly 19 lakh state government employees and retired officials will get hiked salary and pension as per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. The demand of employees for a five-day week and raising the retirement age from 58 years to 60 years will be taken up during Diwali, an official told PTI. The arrears will be paid in the salaries of employees for August month, as per the GR.
If the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission is delayed, the employees will get the benefit as per the wage structure of the Central government employees from January 2019, it stated. The state government is also mulling the demand for granting child care leave (CCL) for two years (730 days) to women government employees and 15 days paternal leave for male staffers.
As per the 7th Pay Commission, the minimum basic salary must be increased to Rs 18,000 with the fitment factor 2.57 times.