Revised salaries for Kerala government staff in April

Over 5.33 lakh government employees, including teachers in Kerala, would get revised pay scales from April next.

The Ninth Pay Revision Commission, headed by Justice R Rajendrababu which submitted its report to Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan today, recommended a minimum rise of Rs 1,104 and a maximum of Rs 4,490.

Minimum salary of government employees has been fixed at Rs 8,500 and maximum at Rs 59,840.

Gratuity amount has been increased from Rs 3.30 lakh to seven lakh in the pay revision report. For the first time, Leave Travel Concession has been introduced.

Achuthanandan told reporters that the report would be implemented from next April with effect from July 2009.

Finance Minister T M Thomas Issac said necessary funds for the pay revision would be earmarked in the next budget for the year 2011-1012.

Source : PTI

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