Bhubaneswar, August 31: Cheers to the government employees for the salary hike. 7th Pay Commission was finally implemented by Odisha government which states that the pay hikes will be effective from 1 September 2017. Government employees thanked Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the implementation of 7th Pay Commission. The implementation of the 7th Pay Commission would benefit around 4.5 lakh government employees and 3.5 lakh pensioners and it would cost the State exchequer Rs 4,500 Crore.
7th Pay Commission entails the salary hike for different groups will be implemented in the following pattern:
The Group D employees will get a monthly basic salary of Rs 18,000 as per the new recommendations when compared to the present salary of Rs 6,450. The Group C employees who are currently drawing Rs 7,100 will get Rs 19,000 basic salary.
The Group B employees will get a basic salary of Rs 35,400 per month. Their current salary is at Rs 13,500. The Group A employees are currently drawing Rs 21,000 per month. Now their salaries will be Rs 56,100 basic per month.
The Group A OAS employees at the top level will draw Rs 1,44,200. This salary would come into effect from September 1 onwards. The salary increased following the decision of the state government to implement the recommendations.
There is a salary hike for IAS officers as well. With the Odisha government implementing the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, the IAS officers posted in Odisha will see their salaries increase to Rs 2,25,000.
Announcing it here, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said over 4.5 lakh serving employees and 3.5 lakh pensioners will get enhanced emoluments and higher pension respectively. Naveen has instructed to implement the revised pay scale from 1st January 2016. “Annual additional expenditure on this count would be about Rs 4,500 Crore. The government will get the pay hike from September salary onwards," said CM Naveen Patnaik. "The fitment committee constituted to examine the recommendations of the pay commission has suggested it to the state government and the government has accepted the suggestions," said an officer.