Sadou Assam Karmachari Parishad decided to discuss the pay commission’s report

The Sadou Assam Karmachari Parishad decided to discuss the pay commission’s report with chief minister Tarun Gogoi to plug the gaps even while describing it as “unacceptable.”

The SAKP, which is the apex body of several state government employees’ unions, at its special central executive session held here also asked Dispur to release the “detailed and complete report” at the earliest so that the union could study the recommendations.

The four-hour session was presided over by parishad president Basav Kalita.

“Points like annual one per cent increment and another two per cent for those who perform well cannot be accepted. There must be uniformity and the one per cent must be increased to three per cent, on a par with central government employees,” said parishad secretary Nagen Das.

“We would press the government for an immediate sitting for finding out a fruitful solution,” Das added.

More than 300 members of the parishad participated in the session on Nagaon Government HS School campus.

The state government on Friday partially released the recommendations of the Sixth Assam Pay Commission which has fixed the minimum pay band at Rs 5,860 and the maximum at Rs 55,000.

“Our stress is equally on work culture. Our parishad is not with those who are corrupt and lack work ethics. I want to make it clear that if a member is punished for corruption, we would not stand in favour of the guilty. But at the same time we cannot accept the commission’s view that a section would get something specially for doing well,” Kalita told The Telegraph.

“Dispur should be sincere and serious as our demands are legitimate. We hope a fruitful sitting of our parishad leadership with the government might be able to plug the gaps,” said Bidhan Hazarika, a member of the parishad.

The commission has recommended five pay bands instead of the existing 30 payscales. It has also proposed annual increments to be paid at the rate of one per cent of the total pay and corresponding grade pay.

The highlight of the proposals was the introduction of a performance-based increment scheme wherein an assessing officer will assess an employee. He/she can earn up to additional two per cent increment over and above normal increment based on his/her performance. However, there will be no change in the existing system of dearness allowance.

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