Election Commission giving its nod to Gujarat state government

Much to the state govt’s relief, poll panel gives nod for implementation of 6th Pay Commission recommendations About 3.50 lakh pensioners across Gujarat will heave a sigh of relief what with the Election Commission of India on Saturday giving its nod to the state government to implement the Sixth Pay Commission’s recommendations for the retired staff.

“The EC communicated this to our office this afternoon, and we, in turn, have informed the government about this development,” Additional Chief Electoral Officer (ACEO), Gujarat, Ashok Manek told Newsline this evening.Pensioners across Gujarat had early this month not only threatened to launch an agitation, but also vote against the ruling BJP in the coming Lok Sabha elections, if the government failed to implement the Pay Commission’s recommendations for the retired bureaucrats.

Source : Express News Service