Maharashtra Government implemented 7th Pay Commission from 1st Jan 2019
In a New Year bonanza, Maharashtra government has implemented the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations for all government employees from January 1.
Eyeing 2019 Lok Sabha and election state elections, the Devendra Fadnavis-led government today cleared the decision to hike the salaries and related allowances. The decision is likely to benefit nearly 20 lakh government employees in the state, including those working in Zilla Parishads (ZPs), aided-schools and also pensioners.. This will put an additional burden of Rs 21,000 crore on the state exchequer.
According to estimates, Class IV employees will get a hike of around Rs 4,000-Rs 5,000, Class III staffers will get Rs 5,000-Rs 8,000 more, while the Class II grade and Class I officers will get an increase between Rs 9,000-Rs 14,000.
The government has decided to implement the 7th pay commission retrospectively from January 1, 2016. The employees will get the hiked salaries in the February pay and the arrears of the last three years will be deposited in the provident fund accounts in five installments.
The employees will also get the outstandings of dearness allowance (DA) for the past 14 months.
Source : Economic Times