7th Pay Commission: Tamil Nadu Cabinet approves pay hike for government employees

Remigio Civitarese
Ottobre 12, 2017

Overall, an expected 34 lakh civilian government employees and around 14 lakh defence personnel will be benefited after their salaries will be revised.

In a welcome development for state government employees, the Tamil Nadu government has approved the Seventh Pay commission recommendations. The total number of beneficiaries is likely to be more than 10 lakh government employees and teachers. Opposition Leader M.K. Stalin said the increase in liquor prices was an example of how the government was contradicting itself on several issues. The increase will impact liquor brands that are sold by the state-run agency Tasmac. However, once the revised pay commission is implemented, it will create an extra burden of Rs 30,748.23 crore annual to the government. The decision was taken during the Cabinet meeting chaired by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today.

The increase in prices is meant to help with the increasing burden of additional expenditure to be incurred by the state government after it hiked the salaries of its employees across the board. The decision to implement 7th Pay Commission recommendations was taken after receiving a report from a high-level committee headed by Finance Secretary K Shanmugan, stated a report by the Times of India.

The central government earlier in June this year had approved the recommendations of the 7th pay commission (CPC) related to allowances, with 34 modifications. However, after the government employees were warned by the Madras High Court, they had stopped their protests.

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