Friday 28 October 2016

Odisha sets up committee to implement 7th pay panel recomendations

Odisha government on Friday said it has set up a fitment committee for implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations for its employees and pensioners.Around four lakh state government employees and over three lakh pensioners would benefit from the move, officials said. The 7th Pay Commission headed by Justice A K Mathur had recommended a 23.55 per cent overall hike in pay,
allowances and pensions for central government employees with effect from January 1 this year.
An official estimation has pegged the pay revision requirement at about Rs 5,500 crore annually. Currently, the state government dishes out Rs 29,836 crore annually towards salaries and pensions.

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