HP Govt decides to revise pay scale of state employees

27-11-2021 16:53:55
By : Twinkle Singh


Himachal Pradesh Government announced on Saturday that it has decided to revised the pay scale of state employees on the recommendation of 5th pay commission which would provide Rs 7500 Crore financial benefits to the employees.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur who addressed media persons after a Joint Coordination Committee meeting of non-gazetted employees federation at Peterhoff said that state has decided to accept most of the demands including revised pay scale which was pending for many years.

He said that state Government could not held JCC meeting with employees due to the COVID pandemic, however the State Government appreciates the patience of employees in the delay of the release of their revise pay scale and due benefits.

The Government would release a detailed press statement over the minutes of the JCC meetings and demands accepted by the government during the meetings. Terming the meeting cordial and healthy Chief Minister said that they and employees leaders decided to provide cumulative benefits to the tune of Rs 7500 Crore to them.

Mr Thakur said that employees DA and IRA would be calculated and will be released along with provision of increase in the pay scale.

The Punjab Government has already decided to provide the benefits of revised pay commission to the employees and Himachal Pradesh has followed the pattern of Punjab for recommendation of the pay scales.

Mr Thakur said that the state Government made provisions of 43 per cent of the state budget for provisions of salaries, allowances and other annulments and on pensions. He said that the state has made provisions of Rs 5,00,163 Cr for this financial year.

The employees of the state and pensioners are demanding the release of their dues and implementation of pay

commission which is also likely to burden the state to the tune of Rs 8,000 Cr in addition to its consolidated funds .

The State has to provide Rs 41150.40 Crore for the purpose of salary and pensions of the employee in the next

years. The state has made provisions of Rs 38,490.85 Cr for the disbursement of salaries and other committed liabilities.

State has to pay the Rs 12,704 Cr on the disbursement of salaries, Rs 7,082 Crore pension and Rs 5017 Cr on the interest payment this year.

The central government has provided special grant to Rs 533 Cr in 2020-21 and Rs 400 Cr in 2019-20 and helping the state to borrow soft loans.



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