Kolkata: After waiting for nearly four years, Bengal government employees will finally see a pay revision from 1 January next year.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today 13 September said that the government has received the first part of the 6th Pay Commission and have decided to accept the recommendations.
“Going by the recommendations, the minimum basic pay will get increased from Rs 7,000 to Rs 17,990. It will cost the government an additional Rs 10,000-crore,” she said addressing a convention of Trinamool affiliated employees union at Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata in the afternoon.
The Chief Minister said that a Cabinet meeting will be held on 23 September to approve the Revised Pay and Allowances Rules 2019. The revised pay will come into effect from 1 January 2020.
Citing financial constraints, she said that matters like house rent allowance, etc. will be taken up later and urged the state government employees to keep faith on her.
This will be the first revision of the salary of the state government employees in 11 years. The last time the pay was revised was in 2008 by the previous Left Front government.
The Trinamool government had constituted the 6th Pay Commission in November 2015 and with a year’s deadline to furnish the report. However, the government went on extending its tenure over the last four years and the next deadline ends in November.