In a New year bonanza for state Government employees ahead of UP assembly elections, the Akhilesh Yadav Government on Tuesday decided to implement recommendations of the 7th central pay commissions recommendations intended to benefit to 22 lakh employees and pensioners.
The decision was taken by the state cabinet on Tuesday and the salary hike proposals will be implemented from next month January 2017.
As per new salary structure, entry salary that is of the lowest rung will be around Rs 18,000 while the highest salary will be around rd 2.25 lakh.
A decision in this regard was passed by the state cabinet. the approval of seventh pay commission recommendation may help Akhilesh in the upcoming assembly elections in the state.
Akhilesh Yadav said the pay panel recommendations would be implemented in the state from January 17. The Uttar Pradesh chief Minister also said that the decision is in favor of the people.
Akhilesh Yadav attacked Modi government for the demonetization drive and predicted that the ongoing cash crisis in the country will not end soon. ”people who were asking for 50 days, are now asking for 50 more days. this problem cash crunch will not end in 50days. It may take at least one year for the situation to normalize,” the CM said, adding that people standing in queues for money these days would soon queue up at polling booths to vote out the BJP.
The news comes even as some states such as Odisha and Goa decided to implement the recommendations for their state government employees.
The Odisha government annual salary bill is 29,800 crore but it is going to increase about 5,000 crore on account of the implementation of the CPC recommendations.
Goa Government had allocated Rs 2,553 crore for the financial year 2016-17 for salaries and pensioners, as against of 1,946 crore in the previous fiscal, to accommodate the additional outgo arising out of the impending implementation of the CPC for its employees.