GUWAHATI, June 5 - The State government has given its consent to certain recommendations made by the Anomaly Committee, including on Grade Pay of teachers and for creation of additional Grade Pay band for employees.
The Committee under the chairmanship of former Chief Secretary PK Datta had been constituted in May 2017 for examination of anomalies in the recommendations of the 7th Assam Pay and Productivity Pay Commission.
Addressing the media here today, Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the recommendations of the Anomaly Committee were discussed during the last Cabinet meeting and some of the proposals were accepted.
The government has agreed to pay House Rent Allowance of 10 per cent of pay (including Present Basic Pay plus Grade Pay) for employees posted in the Guwahati Metro area, eight per cent of pay for employees in the district and subdivision headquarters, and seven per cent of pay for employees in other places of posting.
�This shall be applicable for all employees including those joining the service after implementation of the revised pay scale,� Sarma said.
Drivers working at Assam Houses and Assam Bhawans will be entitled to overtime allowance of Rs 20 per hour.
The government has also accepted the Anomaly Committee�s recommendation to provide the Hill Area and Remote Area Allowance to the employees of Assam House, Shillong.
That allowance is currently paid to State government employees serving in Karbi Anglong, Dima Hasao, and remote areas of Dhemaji, Majuli and South Salmara-Mancachar districts.
Special allowance to teachers in Deaf and Dumb School has also been sanctioned.
The government has also accepted recommendation of the Anomaly Committee with regard to Grade Pay for teachers of schools.
As per it, Trained Graduate Teachers in LP schools, Junior Basic Schools and Pre Primary Schools will receive a Grade Pay of Rs 7,400, while Untrained Graduate Teachers (including Trained Under Graduate Teachers) will get a Grade Pay of Rs 6,800, and Untrained Teachers will receive Rs 6,200.
With regard to ME, MV and Senior Basic Schools, Trained Graduate Teachers will receive a Grade Pay of Rs 8,700, while Untrained Graduate Teachers (including Trained Under Graduate Teachers and Untrained Under Graduate Teacher) will get Rs 6,800, and Teachers without Training will get Rs 6,200 as Grade Pay.
Graduate Teachers of High Schools and Higher Secondary Schools will be given a special allowance of Rs 300 per month, over and above their Grade Pay of Rs 8,700.
The State government has also agreed to creation of six more additional Grade Pays of Rs 4,200, Rs 5,200, Rs 6,400, Rs 7,600, Rs 9,400 and Rs 11,800.
Meanwhile, the Finance Department has also released a one-time assistance of Rs 99 crore to the Assam Tea Corporation Limited (ATCL) for pension and gratuity benefits of retired employees.