Punjab Chief Minister approved the revised pay scales to employees

The Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday approved the implementation of the revised pay scales w.e.f. January 01 ,2006 to its employees in wake of the recommendations of the 5th Punjab Pay Commission and the Implementation Committee subsequently constituted by the State Government.

The state government however didn’t notify the amended grades which Pay Commission had revised after submitting the final report. The Pay Commission citing typing mistake had written to state government to implement the pay scales with certain amendments benefitting Teachers, Nursing Staff and Policmen.

A spokesman of the Punjab Government said that Badal cleared the file to enable the state government to implement the new pay scales according to the General Conversion and the Fitment Tables as recommended by the Pay Commission. The Chief Minister also approved the rate of annual increment to be granted to the employees at the time of fixation as recommended by the Pay Commission.

The Commission has recommended huge financial benefits to about 3 lakh employees and 2.60 lakh pensioners imposing an additional expenditure of Rs. 2050 crores per annum for serving employees and Rs. 650 crores for pensioners. Recommendations of the Commission are estimated to cost Rs. 3450 crores for serving employees and Rs. 1350 crores for pensioners for payment of arrears. The cabinet has already approved the implementation of pay commission report.

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