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Mizoram cabinet okays 7th pay commission

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Mizoram cabinet okays 7th pay commission

Aizawl: Mizoram cabinet has approved the implementation of 7th pay commission recommendation which will come into effect from 1 September, officials said.

A cabinet meeting was held on Monday evening under the chairmanship of chief minister Lal Thanhawla at chief secretary conference hall. The meeting deliberated 45 agendas and 12 additional agendas among which include pay hike.

Officials sources said on Tuesday that the cabinet approved the proposal of approval of the report of the Pay Committee 2017 (for extending Central Civil Service (revised pay) Rules, 2016 to government of Mizoram employees) with slight change and decided to pay enhanced pay scales to the state government employees in accordance with the recommendations of the seventh Central Pay Commission.

Though the new pay is said to be implemented from 1 January, 2016, government employees would enjoy financial benefits with effect from September 1 this year, officials also said.

The new pay scale would benefit around 42,000 regular employees and 34,000 other employees working under public sector undertaking, deficit school, autonomous district council, and contract employees, teachers under UGC scale, adhoc employees besides pensioners.

Officials of state finance department said that the state government will need to spent additional expenditure to the tune of Rs 400 crore annually due to the implementation of 7th pay.

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Mr. Khojol is a journalist based in Aizawl, Mizoram. He writes for various national and regional media houses. In his free time, he can be caught reading books and watching movies.

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