Punjab’s sixth pay commission has really useful an over two-fold soar in salaries of all state authorities employees, and an increase in minimal pay from Rs 6,950 to Rs 18,000 per thirty days, with retrospective impact from January 1, 2016, an official stated on Tuesday. The suggestions of the commission are more likely to result in an extra expenditure of Rs 3,500 crore every year from 2016, stated an official spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office.
The common increment in salaries and pensions of employees is predicted in the vary of 20 per cent, with salaries in for a 2.59 instances increase over the fifth pay commission suggestions, stated the spokesperson.
All main allowances are proposed to be revised upward, with rationalisation in sure allowances, as per the suggestions of the sixth pay commission.
The report, which was submitted to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh just lately, has been despatched to the finance division for detailed examine and instructions for inserting it earlier than the cupboard this month for additional motion.
The report, as per authorities’s dedication in the Vidhan Sabha, is to be applied from July 1 this yr, stated the spokesperson.
The report comes at a time when the state’s financial system is already deeply harassed and the monetary scenario is precarious as a result of COVID-19 pandemic with taxes not going up and even GST compensation slated to finish from subsequent yr.
The finance division will study the assorted implications earlier than submitting the report back to the cupboard for additional motion.
A big hike has been proposed in the report in pensions and dearness allowance, whereas mounted medical allowance and death-cum-retirement gratuity are really useful to be doubled below the scheme steered by the sixth pay commission.
While mounted medical allowance has been really useful to be doubled to Rs 1,000 per thirty days for employees in addition to pensioners uniformly, the utmost restrict of death-cum-retirement gratuity is proposed to be enhanced from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh.
Enhancement in ex-gratia grant charges in the case of dying of a authorities worker, as additionally in case of dying in harness instantly attributable to the responsibility carried out, is one other key advice geared toward benefiting authorities employees.
This is critical in view of the prevailing pandemic disaster, the place a lot of authorities employees are working as frontline staff, with lots of them dropping their lives in the road of responsibility.
The commission additional really useful that the current system of dearness allowance on central sample ought to proceed and dearness allowance be transformed into dearness pay every time the index will increase by 50 per cent, to be counted for all functions together with retirement advantages.
For pensions, the revision steered by the commission is by the applying of a easy issue of two.59.
Further, pension ought to proceed to be paid at 50 per cent of the final pay drawn, on completion of 25 years of qualifying service, as per the commission suggestions.
The commission has steered that previous age allowance for pensioners and household pensioners, on the current intervals of 5 years from the age of 65 years onwards, ought to proceed on revised pension.
It has additionally really useful commutation of pension to be restored to 40 per cent.
Though the prevailing classification of the classes of cities for HRA is proposed to be retained, with rationalisation in home lease allowance, the commission has really useful introduction of a number of new allowance classes, together with larger schooling allowance in the type of lump sum charge for all employees buying larger qualification.
Chaired by former IAS officer Jai Singh Gill, the commission, appointed by the then state authorities on February 24, 2016, submitted its report on April 30, 2021.