Kerala : Ninth pay commission to submit report today
The pay commission chaired by Justice R. Rajendra Babu would today submit a report to Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan, recommending a revision of scales for Government employees and teachers. The pay commission is most likely to recommend a minimum salary revision of Rs 1000 for the 4.5 lakh Government employees and teachers in the State. The state government is planning revised wages from April 2011. The state government has also asked the commission to give a report on the pay revisions in universities, high court and water authority.
The Government also asked the commission to give report on the pay revisions in universities, high court, and water authority. The government earlier approved steep hike in salary of college teachers by UGC and engineering college teachers by AICTE. As per the governmental if it takes debt of Rs 2000 crore for pay hike, there won’t be any money in exchequer for developmental activities. So the demand to raise salary in par with central government employees won’t be acceptable. The government had allotted time till December to the commission head by Justice Rajendra Babu which was formed in February.
Even if the commission submits report, the proceedings to hike the pay would be finalized only after three more months. Then the decision has to approve by the cabinet. Accountant general also examines the same before issuing it as an order. The pay revision would be included in budget 2010-11. New Year bonanza for Kerala, Report submitted, hike from April 2011 Over 5.33 lakh government employees, including teachers in Kerala, would get revised pay scales from April next. The Ninth Pay Revision Commission, headed by Justice R Rajendrababu which submitted its report to Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan today, recommended a minimum rise of Rs 1,104 and a maximum of Rs 4,490.
Minimum salary of government employees has been fixed at Rs 8,500 and maximum at Rs 59,840.
Gratuity amount has been increased from Rs 3.30 lakh to seven lakh in the pay revision report. For the first time, Leave Travel Concession has been introduced. Achuthanandan told reporters that the report would be implemented from next April with effect from July 2009. Finance Minister T M Thomas Issac said necessary funds for the pay revision would be earmarked in the next budget for the year 2011-1012.
Source : PTI
GCRD(Gratuity) limit will be raised from `3.3 lakhs to `7 lakhs. Leave Travel Concession(LTC) will be introduced for the first time to employees with service more than 15 years. Service benefit of .5% per year will be given, ie. maximum of 15% for 30 years of service. Paternity leave of 10 days will be granted for the first two children born. The pay rise would be implemented from April 1st 2011 w.e.f July 2009. Pensioners would get a rise of 12% in their pension. Minimum pension would be `4500/-. Pensioners aged above 70, 80, 100 would be considered as separate category and they would have greater pension benefits. The commission has recommended a new department for pension. The commission has also recommended that the employees should be given training for improving their behaviour with the general public. The part time contingent employees will have a separate pay scale for the first time in Kerala. The commission has also recommended rise in daily wages. It has been recommended to make+2 with computer knowledge as the minimum qualification for LD Clerks and Typists. HRA, CCA and TA will also be raised.
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