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Minimum pay for Central staff likely to be 21K

Minimum pay for Central staff likely to be 21K”

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik informed that the state government employees will get the pay hike from September's salary onwards. The National Anomaly Committee on the behalf of the government has agreed on recommending the seventh pay commission of Rs 21000, which is like three times higher than what it was proposed 2.57 times earlier.

According to the reports, PM Modi led government is thinking seriously about the option to raise the minimum salary for all central government employees to Rs 21000 from 18000.

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Meanwhile, the state government employees of Odisha have a reason to rejoice too, as recommendations of 7th Pay Commission for them could be approved by the State Cabinet scheduled to meet today, reports stated. The employees have been demanding the minimum basic pay be increased to Rs 25,000 per month. For officers the allowance has been raised from Rs 21,000 per month to Rs 42,500 per month for extreme risk and hardship.

With the new allowance structure, the 7th Pay Commission had predicted the combined additional financial implication at Rs 30.8 thousand crore per annum. Hospital Patient Care Allowance/Patient Care Allowance (HPCA/PCA) will now be Rs 4,100 to Rs 5,300 per month. On June 28, the Union Cabinet approved the recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission with 34 modifications. Almost 50 lakh Central government employees and a similar number of pensioners benefitted from the revision in allowances.



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