Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Pay Comm. implementation soon

Over with the vote in Parliament, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday seems to have cleared the decks for the Union Cabinet to consider the recommendations of a Committee of Secretaries (COS) on the Sixth Pay Commission for Union government employees.

Cabinet Secretary K.M. Chandrashekhar made a presentation on the recommendations of the COS to Singh before the PM left for Gujarat.

It is learnt that the cabinet secretary has listed different alternatives on pay packages with indications on expected burden on pay on the government exchequer. To reduce the burden, the COS has recommended that the arrears to government servant be given from January 1, 2007 instead of 2006.

The government is reportedly keen to announce the new package before Independence Day.

(published in Hindustan Times, Delhi 29/07/08)