Five-member committee given nine months to submit report
The pay revision exercise will cover about
11 lakh employees
Salaries of State government staff were last revised in 2006
BANGALORE: There is some good news for State Government employees as the government has constituted a five-member Official Pay Committee on Wednesday for revising their pay scales.
The committee headed by senior bureaucrat and Bangalore Metropolitan Regional Development Authority Chairman Subir Hari Singh has been given nine months time for submitting its report to the government.
According to a notification issued on June 15, the committee comprises Principal Secretary to Finance L.V. Nagarajan, Principal Secretary to Public Works Department Subhash Chandra Kuntia and Secretary to Finance Department Anil Kumar Jha as members, while retired bureaucrat H. Shashidhar has been appointed its secretary.
Announcing the formation of such a committee at a press conference in Bangalore on Thursday, Karnataka State Government Employees’ Association president L. Bhyrappa and general secretary Range Gowda thanked the government for heeding their demand for constitution of such a panel. But they wanted the committee to complete its task within three to four months itself.
The association had been demanding a revision in pay scales of State government employees in the wake of the Centre revising the salaries of its staff by implementing the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission.
Following this, Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa had announced in this year’s State budget that an officials’ committee would be formed to look into the demand for pay revision.
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