Sikkim government accepted pay commission report

The Sikkim government today accepted the fourth pay commission report recommending a substantial pay hike on a par with Central pay scale for its 35,000 employees.

Although the quantum of the pay hike was not divulged, the state government has set up a corpus of Rs 828 crore to meet the expenditure on account of payment of the increased salaries and arrears to employees, official sources said.

The arrears may be made in installments with 40 per cent of payment being proposed to be given to employees this financial year, the sources said.

The Sikkim Democratic Front government had constituted the Commission last year and the report was to be submitted by March this year.

The commission chairman Justice (retd) R K Patra submitted the report to Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling here today and it was accepted, an official release said.

Source PTI

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