Dec 14 :The Orissa government will implement the recommendations of 6th Central Pay Commission for its employees. The enhanced pay scales will be effective from 1st January 2006, retrospectively.
The state finance minister said cabinet has decided to accept the pay fixation formula in toto as recommended by the 6th Pay Commission. Forty per cent of the total arrears will be paid in cash during this financial year. The rest amount will be given next year. He said, the pensioners of the state government will also get the revised benefits. Around five lakh employees will be benefited by the decision. The cabinet has also decided to increase the " Block Grant" from the existing 40 per cent to 60 per cent to private educational institutions from the current year.