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7th Pay Commission: Employees of this state will get fat salaries from Feb 1 - Points to know about arrears, DA, pension

Jan 27, 2019, 15:22 PM IST
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Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis had made a big announcement on December 27 that his government would implement the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations for all state government employees. Around 20.50 lakh Maharashtra government employees including officers, employees, teachers from unaided schools and from Zilla Parishad employees will be benefitted from the CM's announcement, confirmed Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar. The Maharashtra employees will get an increased salary from Feb 1. 

Here are top points to know about arrears, implementation date and revised pay-scales:-

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The decision will be implemented from January 1, 2019. It will take retrospective effect from January 1, 2016 (36 months).  Image source: PTI

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All employees will get increased salaries as per the revised pay-scales from their February 1. CM Devendra Fadnavis had cleared the decision to hike the salaries and related allowances at a Cabinet meeting chaired by him.  Image source: PTI

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The three-year arrears due to the employees will be transferred directly into their provident fund accounts in five equal annual installments from the next fiscal 2019-2020. Image source: PTI

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The employees shall also be entitled to outstanding of dearness allowance (DA) for the past 14 months. Image source: PTI

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As per available official estimates, there will be an average increase of around Rs 4,000-Rs 5,000 for Class IV employees, Rs 5,000-Rs 8,000 for Class III staffers, and between Rs 9,000-Rs 14,000 for Class II grade and Class I officers.  Image source: Pixabay

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Accordingly, employees falling in Group D will get revised basic salaries of around Rs 15,000 per month and those in Group C will get in the range of Rs.18000 per month.  Image source: PTI

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Pensioners in the age group of 80-85 years will get a 10 per cent hike in their monthly pension, 15 per cent for those in 85-90 age bracket, 20 percent for the 90-95 group, 25 percent for the 95-100 group and 50 percent for those who are 100 and above age group.  Image source: PTI

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Currently, there are as many as 362 pensioners in the state in the 100 years above category who will get the maximum benefits of the revised pension rules as per the 7th Pay Commission. Image source: Reuters

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The government will have to shell out around Rs 7,731 crore annually as arrears to implement the 7th Pay Commission.  Image source: Reuters

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Various unions of state government employees had gone on a 3-day strike in August to press for the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations and other demands. Image source: PTI

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