Mumbai, December 28: Owing a New Year’s gift to its employees, the Maharashtra state government decided to implement the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission regarding the salary of state government employees. The state government will put the recommendations for pay revision into effect from January 1, 2019.
The employees to be benefitted will be the officers, employees, teachers from the unaided schools and those from Zilla Parishad institutions. Announcing the decision of the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, the state Finance Minister, Sudhir Mungantiwar said the move will benefit as many as 20.50 lakh employees of the state government.
Adding further Mungantiwar said that the employees will get arrears which came into effect from 1st January, 2016 and will be given in five instalments. The total amount that will be disbursed by the state government as arrears will be Rs 3,8655 Crores. The arrears amount will be directly credited in the GPF account of the employees.
The hiked salaries will be given to the employees from the month of February, 2019. With the decision of implementing the 7th Pay Commission, the government will have to shell out as many as Rs 7,731 crore annually, as arrears.
The revised salary hike indicated that Group ‘D’ will get 15,000 rupees per month, whereas those from Group ‘C’ will get 18,000 rupees per month, which means, Class IV employees will enjoy a salary hike of Rs 4,000-5,000, Class III government officials will get Rs 5,000-8,000 more. The Class II and Class I Maharashtra government employees will see their salaries increase in the range of Rs 9,000-14,000.
Sudhir Mungantiwar also said that the pensioners will also get a hike in their monthly pension.