Madhya Pradesh Finance Minister, Jayant Malaiya, this week announced that the state government employees will start receiving the Seventh Pay Commission benefits from July 1 onwards.
However, this is to be noted that even after the several requests, the MP cabinet has not yet cleared the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission.
“The proposal to provide the benefits of the 7th Pay Commission to the employees would come in the state cabinet by June-end. However, the government has agreed to provide the benefits to its employees from July 1 this year”, Malaiya said.
An increase in the dearness allowance (DA) and the implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations were pending with the Madhya Pradesh government’s finance department since March this year.
Madhya Pradesh employees expected that the state government would implement the same in budget for year 2017-18 but that did not happen.
Jitendra Singh, president of the Employees’ Joint Forum said, “There were some discrepancies in the 5th and 6th Pay Commissions as employees were given a hike in the salary as per the recommendations of the Brahmaswaroop Committee. The benefit was expected in 1996 but it was adjusted in the 6th Pay Commission. The employees will not accept this”.