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AGARTALA, June 13 - Tripura Government on Tuesday declared an average 19.68 per cent pay hike for its all categories employees with affect from April 1, 2017.

Many say the hike was decent keeping in view of the State�s financial constraint and there was no way to skip the aspirations of the employees before the next year�s Assembly elections.

While briefing the media Finance Minister Bhanu Lal Saha said the Cabinet accepted almost all the recommendations of the Pay and Pension Review Committee.

�An average 19.68 per cent pay hike has been approved for the employees- regular and fixed pay and pensioners after reviewing the State�s financial capacity�, he said.

According to the Finance Minister, the average increase for Group-D employees would be Rs 4,000, for Group-C employees it would be Rs 5,500, for Group-B officers the average increase will be around Rs 9,500.00 while for Group-A officers it would be Rs 15,000 per month.

The pensioners benefits would be effected by multiplying the basic pension or family pension by 2.25 and the minimum pension has been increased from Rs 3120.00 to Rs 7020.00 while maximum pension has been increased from existing Rs 38,500 to Rs 1,05,720.

Saha said the gratuity money has also been increased from Rs 4 lakh to Rs 10 lakh along with the hike in medical and house allowance. �Although we could not offer pay package at par with the 7th CPC, the government has given its best keeping in mind of its financial constraint�, he said.

Saha said the total expenditure for implementing the new pay scales and pensions would be Rs 1242.69 crore though the allocation for the purpose in the current financial year�s budget is only Rs 600.00 crore.

�The additional burden of Rs. 600 crore for providing better pay scales to the government employees will be managed in different ways. We are hoping to receive Rs. 100 crore after enforcing of the Goods and Services Tax which could be a major boost for the state government�, he said.

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Tripura Govt announces pay hike for employees

AGARTALA, June 13 - Tripura Government on Tuesday declared an average 19.68 per cent pay hike for its all categories employees with affect from April 1, 2017.

Many say the hike was decent keeping in view of the State�s financial constraint and there was no way to skip the aspirations of the employees before the next year�s Assembly elections.

While briefing the media Finance Minister Bhanu Lal Saha said the Cabinet accepted almost all the recommendations of the Pay and Pension Review Committee.

�An average 19.68 per cent pay hike has been approved for the employees- regular and fixed pay and pensioners after reviewing the State�s financial capacity�, he said.

According to the Finance Minister, the average increase for Group-D employees would be Rs 4,000, for Group-C employees it would be Rs 5,500, for Group-B officers the average increase will be around Rs 9,500.00 while for Group-A officers it would be Rs 15,000 per month.

The pensioners benefits would be effected by multiplying the basic pension or family pension by 2.25 and the minimum pension has been increased from Rs 3120.00 to Rs 7020.00 while maximum pension has been increased from existing Rs 38,500 to Rs 1,05,720.

Saha said the gratuity money has also been increased from Rs 4 lakh to Rs 10 lakh along with the hike in medical and house allowance. �Although we could not offer pay package at par with the 7th CPC, the government has given its best keeping in mind of its financial constraint�, he said.

Saha said the total expenditure for implementing the new pay scales and pensions would be Rs 1242.69 crore though the allocation for the purpose in the current financial year�s budget is only Rs 600.00 crore.

�The additional burden of Rs. 600 crore for providing better pay scales to the government employees will be managed in different ways. We are hoping to receive Rs. 100 crore after enforcing of the Goods and Services Tax which could be a major boost for the state government�, he said.