Employees Pay Commission: Employees will get the benefit of new pay scale, salary revision committee appointed, 5% interim relief announced, amount in account will increase, In a significant development for employees and pensioners in Telangana, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has given the green light for the formation of a new Pay Revision Committee (PRC). This decision comes as welcome news for the workforce, as it promises to bring about substantial increases in salaries, pensions, and dearness allowances.
Employees in the state had long been clamoring for the establishment of a new pay revision committee, and their demands have finally been heard. The Chief Minister’s approval for the committee’s formation marks a positive step forward. The committee will be chaired by retired IAS officer Shiv Shankar, with another retired IAS officer, B Ramaiah, serving as a member.
One immediate benefit that has been extended to government employees and pensioners is a 5% interim relief announced by A Shanti Kumari, a move that will provide some respite until the PRC formulates its recommendations.
The primary objective of the Pay Revision Committee is to recommend revised pay scales for state government employees and pensioners. The government has set a deadline of 6 months for the committee to submit its recommendations. To ensure the smooth functioning of the PRC, the department has been directed to allocate necessary funds and staff.
This development is a promising one for government employee pensioners who were assured by the Chief Minister of PRC approval during a discussion in the Assembly back in August. Chandrashekhar Rao had affirmed that PRC approval would be granted, and the government is dedicated to distributing the benefits of the state’s economic development among all sections of society, including its employees. These benefits are expected to reach employees soon.
Under the previous Pay Revision Commission, the salary of employees saw a remarkable 70% increase over a span of 9 years. The recommendations made by the Pay Revision Commission were made effective from July 1, 2018, and the government intends to implement the new pay scales for employees from July 1, 2023. Although notional benefits were granted to employees from July 1, 2018, the cash benefits only came into effect from April 1, 2021. The Commission has been instructed to submit its reports every six months, ensuring that employee concerns are continuously addressed.
Furthermore, the government is actively considering the inclusion of Anganwadi teachers under the purview of the Pay Revision Commission. While this may pose an additional financial burden on the state treasury, it holds the promise of extending benefits to employees in this sector as well.
In conclusion, the Telangana government’s approval of the formation of a new Pay Revision Committee signals a positive turn of events for government employees and pensioners in the state. With the committee now in place, there is hope for significant improvements in salaries, pensions, and dearness allowances. As the PRC goes about its work over the next six months, employees eagerly await the potential positive outcomes that will enhance their financial well-being.