10 June : Around six lakh government employees in Madhya Pradesh will get fatter pay packets with the state cabinet accepting recommendations of the State Pay Commission.
A decision in this regard was taken at the meeting of the state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, it was officially stated on Wednesday.The cabinet decision was taken on Tuesday in the light of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission and will be implemented with retrospective effect from 1st January, 2006, an official release said.
Accordingly, the State Pay Commission headed by A K Agrawal would fix the emoluments including pay structure, allowance and fringe benefits for the employees of the local bodies and the statutory bodies constituted by the state government through its resolution of 10th September, 2008.
The Commission would also consider the need for continuing the separate pay allowance and service conditions for the employees drawing salaries from Contingency Fund.
It would also consider measures to modernise the institutions of the state government and to make them more professional.
As per the Cabinet decision, the Commission will go into discrepancies in pay scales of different cadres and would also make suggestions regarding re-fixation of pensions in the state in accordance with the recommendations of the Pay Commission setup by the Centre, the release said.
It would also make suggestions regarding incentive and reward for employees to boost their efficiency.
While making its recommendations the Commission would keep in mind the economic condition and vigilant management of public finances and financial resources of the State, they said.
The Commission, which would submit its report by 30th June, would bring in the the pay scales for different services with a view to attract efficient and competent people, the release said.