UP govt sets up committee for implementation of 7th pay commission

Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh government has set up a high-level committee to implement the Seventh Pay Commission for the 21 lakh state employees, teachers and pensioners of the state before the 2017 assembly polls. Senior bureaucrat and retired IAS officer G Pattnaik has been made the chairman of the three-member committee which also includes Principal Secretaries of Planning and Personnel Department. The state employees are slated to get around 25 per cent hike in their salaries as per the recommendation of the Central pay commission, which had been implemented from this month for Central employees. Official sources here today said the Government Order (GO) related to the appointment of the chairman has been issued. The committee has been given 6 months for submitting the report but due to the assembly polls, the committee will submit its interim report in next three months time. On July 18, the state cabinet had authorised Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to set up the committee for the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission for the state employees. According to statistics, UP government will incur an additional burden of Rs 26,573 crore annually in the first year of its implementation while in the second year, it would come down to Rs 22,778 crore annually. Presently, the state government spends around Rs 95,000 crore annually on salary and perks for the state employees.

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