Fifth Pay Commission submits report to Govt

Shillong, Aug 2: Chief minister, Mukul Sangma said that the state finance department has been asked to examine the report and recommendations submitted by the fifth Meghalaya pay commission in connection with a pay hike for state government employees.

The report was submitted by chairman of the Fifth Pay Commission, P.J. Bazeley to the chief minister here on Wednesday.

Speaking to media persons, the chief minister said that the report of the pay commisison was submitted and the state finance department has been asked to examine various recommendations of the commission.

He also thanked the fifth pay commission and its members for completing the exercises within the timeline.

The pay commission began its works on August 1 last years and completed within one year.

Meghalaya has over 11 lakh government employees, besides 23,000 pensioners.

The last pay hike for state government employees was implemented with effect from January 1, 2007, after the state government approved the recommendations of the fourth pay commission with a hike of 32 per cent.

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