- The Punjab government has given a big gift to the government employees and pensioners of the state. The state government has increased the basic pay of employees by 15 percent. This decision of the government will benefit 2.85 lakh employees and 3.07 lakh, pensioners. At the same time, the total burden of salary and pension on the government exchequer will be Rs 2673 crore.
Giving an additional gift of Rs 1,500 crore to government employees and pensioners, the Punjab government has decided to increase the basic pay by a minimum of 15 percent as of December 31, 2015. Along with this, it has been decided to restore some allowances as well. This decision will benefit 2.85 lakh employees and 3.07 lakh, pensioners. At the same time, the total burden of salary/pension on the government exchequer will now be Rs 42673 crore annually.
It is noteworthy that after the implementation of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission in Punjab, the employees started opposing it, because the way the recommendations were implemented, instead of increasing the salary of the employees, the salary of the employees were going to decrease by 2-10 thousand rupees. The government has finally had to make the above changes in its decision in view of the protest of the employees.
With the new decision, the total annual average increase in salary/pension of employees will be up to Rs 1.05 lakh, which was earlier claimed by the government to be Rs 79,250 per annum under the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission. After the decision taken in the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday, all the legitimate demands of the employees will be resolved. The Chief Minister also made it clear that strict action would be taken as per the rules if the employees still continued their protest.
All the released allowances will also be restored
The Captain said that with the restoration of general allowances like Medical Allowance, Mobile Allowance, Transport Allowance, and City Compensatory Allowance (CCA) at the revised rates (2.59 by 0.8) with effect from July 1, 2021, all the allowances issued as per the decision of the Cabinet. Not only have they been retained, but they have been doubled as much as they used to be.
The Cabinet approved the consideration of Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA) payable to doctors at 20 percent of the revised basic pay as part of the salary and doubling of the secretariat pay for employees (working in the Punjab Civil Secretariat) with effect from July 1, 2021. approved to be a part of.
Relief to pensioners also
Employees covered under the National Pension Scheme will now be covered under family pension in case of death, in accordance with the family pension guidelines dated May 5, 2009. With this, by making appropriate changes in the guidelines issued on September 4, 2019, under the Punjab Civil Services Rule Part-2, the employees of the state covered under the New Pension Scheme will be implemented on the lines of the employees of the Government of India.