7th Pay Commission: Pay hike cleared for government employees of this state; minimum wages also increased
7th Pay Commission: The latest news is that yet another BJP ruled state has jumped into the spotlight by announcing a pay hike for its employees.
7th Pay Commission: Central and state governments are in a hurry to clear salary hikes that have been asked for by their employees ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The latest news is that yet another BJP ruled state has jumped into the spotlight by announcing a pay hike for its employees. Now, Arunachal Pradesh has announced it will implement various 7th Pay Commission decisions that will put more money into the hands of the state employees, making for a very happy new year for them all.
The state cabinet has approved the grant of Tough Location Allowance (TLA) for regular government employees as per the recommendations of the 7th pay commission and also ordered hike in wages of contingency employees.
Arunachal Pradesh Minister of IPR and government spokesman Bamang Felix said that the hike is effective from this month. CM Pema Khandu had earlier announced the grant of TLA for regular employees in two levels pay matrix - level 9 and above Rs 5,300 and level 8 and below Rs 4,100.
In another big decision now, the state government has announced enhancement of the minimum wages of skilled and unskilled contingency employees, casual workers and daily labourers employed under the state government establishments.
The initial wages on the appointment of the unskilled contingent employees, casual workers and daily labourers has been enhanced from Rs 8,000 per month to Rs 10,000 and from Rs 9,000 to Rs 11,000 per month for skilled contingent employees, casual workers and daily labourers. This marks an increase of 25 per cent in the case of unskilled and 22.22 per cent in case of skilled contingent employees.
Also, the unskilled contingency employees in the category of 5-10 years in service will now get Rs 11,000 per month, up from Rs 9,000 earlier, marking a hike of 22.22 per cent. Similarly, the skilled workers in the same category who were getting Rs 9,500 will now be getting Rs 12,000 which is 26.32 per cent hike in wages. The category of 10-15 years recorded 20 per cent hike in wages for unskilled and 19.23 per cent hike for the skilled.
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For above 20 years of service, a quantum leap of 45.45 per cent hike of wages has been recorded for unskilled workers and 47.83 per cent hike for skilled workers.