AGARTALA, March 31 � The Tripura government today declared modified revised pay structure, including modified pay band and grade pay to its employees, equivalent to the 6th CPC recommendations.
However, DA will be given at the present pattern of twice in a year.
With this decision, 1.60 lakh State government employees and 52,000 pensioners would be directly benefited. The new pay structure will come into effect from April 1, 2015.
Speaking to mediapersons at the Civil Secretariat here, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said that in view of the disparity of pay structure of the State government employees with that of the Central government, there has been a long-standing demand of the State government employees for giving them equivalent pay and pension structure as recommended by the 6th Central Pay Commission (CPC).
�The benefit has so far not been extended due to limited financial resources. Now, after taking a holistic view, in the context of acceptance of the XIV Finance Commission recommendations by the Centre and Union Budget, the State government has taken a decision in the interest of the State government employees and pensioners, to provide some specific pending benefits to them,� he said.
Sarkar said the modified revised pay structure, including modified revised pay and grade pay, would be given to State government employees at par with the recommendations of the 6th CPC.
He further said the government has also decided to review the remuneration of fixed pay employees of both Group C and D categories as a consequence of the modification of revised of pay structure.
�Similar benefit shall also be extended to the employees of the public sector undertakings (PSUs), autonomous bodies and local bodies,� he clarified.
Wage rates of workers under the State government and its undertakings, who get benefit at the time of declaring DA each time, are also being revised by increasing the existing wage rates by 10 percent in respect of each category, he said.
On the financial burden for the decision, Sarkar said the expenditure to be incurred for these purposes is likely to be around Rs 338.75 crore for 2015-16. It will be increased as follows: Rs 487.80 crore for 2017-18, Rs 560.97 crore for 2018-19 and Rs 645.12 crore for 2019-20.