Himachal government announces new pay scales for its employees: The Tribune India – archyde

Shimla, 27. November

The Himachal Pradesh government has announced new pay scales under the 6th Salary Commission for its employees, an official spokesman said.

It has also reduced the duration of contract agents for their regularization from three years to two years.

What it means

  • Tariffs from 01/01/2016
  • To put an additional charge of Rs 6,000 crore annually on the treasury
  • Government spending on salaries is expected to increase from 43% to 50%
  • Revised pensions, DA and love relief
  • The new pension system is to be introduced with effect from May 15, 2003. Additional charge to the Treasury of approximately Rs 250 crore
  • Reduction of the regularization period from 3 years to 2 years for contract employees of the state government

Prime Minister Jai Ram Thakur announced here on Saturday during a speech to the Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) of the Himachal Pradesh Non-Gazetted Employees Federation new salary scales for employees of the state government with effect from January 1, 2016.

The January 2022 salary will be due in February 2022 according to the revised salary tables, he added.

Thakur said the state government would spend about 43 percent of its total budget on salaried employees and retirees, which would rise to as much as 50 percent after the 6th Wages Commission was introduced.

The prime minister said that starting January 1, 2016, all retirees and family retirees would also receive revised pensions and other retirement benefits.

The Dearness Allowance and the Dearness Relief are granted on the changed pay scales and the changed pension / family pension.

The Prime Minister said these new pay scales and the revised pension would add an additional Rs 6,000 crore per year to the treasury.

Thakur also announced the introduction of a new pension system effective May 15, 2003, according to an Office Memorandum dated May 5, 2009 from central government to state government officials. He said this would add an additional charge of around Rs 250 crore to the treasury.

Thakur announced that the duration of the state government’s contract employees for their regularization will be reduced from three years to two years.

He said that a year would also allow for regularization / daily wage conversion for day wage workers, part-time workers, water guards and water carriers, etc.

The chief minister announced the release of an additional Rs 10 crore to cover outstanding medical bills.

Thakur said a compassionate nomination committee will be formed, chaired by the chief secretary. The committee would make its presentation at the next cabinet meeting.

He said the government is also considering granting tribal allowances to day laborers and contract workers working in the state’s tribal areas.

Thakur said NPS employees are now free to choose any pension fund to invest in for better returns. He said that so far these employees only have to invest in the pension funds selected by the government. He said that all NPS employees have been granted a death and retirement benefit and the government has now decided to tip NPS employees who have been withheld from this benefit from May 15, 2003 to September 22, 2017.

He said the state government had increased the DA of employees and retirees by 22 percent over the past four years and granted them financial benefits of Rs.1,320 billion. He said they were also given two installments of 12 percent IR, giving them a benefit of Rs.740 billion.

Additional Chief Secretary for Finance and Human Resources Prabodh Saxena said that Himachal Pradesh is the second state after Kerala in the Sustainable Developmental Goals of NITI Aayog.

The president of the state NGO association Ashwani Thakur said that, unlike several other states, the state government ensured that employees received their salaries and contributions on time, even during the pandemic. – PTI


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