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Odisha CM announces 7th Pay Commission implementation from Sept 1

Bhubaneswar, August 29, 2017: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced the implementation of Seventh Pay Commission for State Government employees and pensioners from September 1 this year.

The announcement comes at a time when the implementation of the recommendation of the Seventh Pay Commission has been an issue amongst the State Government and also amidst the attack from the opposition parties for delaying in giving the Government employees their dues.

The CM said around 4.5 lakh serving State Government employees and 3.5 lakh retired employees will get the enhanced emoluments and higher pension, respectively from September month salary.

The State would bear an annual additional expenditure of Rs 4,500 crore on this count, added Patnaik.

“Government employees will get the hike from September month salary onwards. The State would bear an annual additional expenditure of Rs 4,500 crore on this count,” announced Patnaik.

However, several State Government employees’ associations have demanded that the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations be implemented retrospectively from January 1, 2016 as done by several other States and Central Government.

Last year, the State Government constituted a fitment committee headed by Development Commissioner R Balkrishanan to recommend modalities for implementation of the 7th pay commission for its employees and pensioners after the Central Government announced its implementation for its employees.

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