AGARTALA, Oct 7 - PP Verma, chairman of Pay Review Committee has presented its recommendations on the 7th CPC for the Tripura Government employees and pensioners, official sources said here on Sunday.
The submission of Verma Committee�s report to Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb last night has brought cheers among the two lakh employees and pensioners before Durga puja.
Because of the huge financial involvement the State Government is likely to give effect to the Verma Committee�s report from October 2018 instead of April 2016, as expected. It will thus greatly reduce the actual monetary benefits in terms of arrear payments and pensioners will be hit.
�But this is unavoidable as resources at the disposal of the State Government are very limited and until sanctions from the 15th Finance Commission come there will be a lean period�, pointed out a senior Finance department official.
Verma arrived here on Friday and submitted the long- awaited report to the Chief Minister in presence of Chief Secretary LK Gupta and Advisor to CM, BK Chibbar.
The BJP-IPFT Government in its first Cabinet meeting had cleared a proposal of setting up a three-member Pay Review Committee for revision of pay for the employees and pensioners.
The Committee after hearing the employee bodies and the government officials, has prepared a comprehensive report on the revised pay structure for the government employees and submitted it to the CM. It is likely that the government may declare implementation of 7th CPC before Durga puja but employees will get the revised pay only by end of this calendar year.
The Chief Minister in his recent visit met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Delhi and sought special assistance for implementation of 7th CPC. After getting assurance from Jaitley, the Chief Minister gained confidence before pushing for 7th CPC. The 7th CPC was one of the most popular promises during the Assembly elections and it proved a miracle for the party as it swept the election by ending the 25-year- long Marxist rule.