AGARTALA, Sept 19 - Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Delhi on Wednesday and requested a special assistance of Rs 1,500 crore to implement the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) for the State Government employees and pensioners.
The move � seeking Central Government�s help for offering pay package at par with the 7th CPC is aimed at defusing resentment among the government employees because of the delay.
The government has extended tenure of the expert committee for the third time till October 31. With the expert committee struggling to suggest a suitable pay structure, the Finance department extended its tenure till November 30 next.
In reply, the Union Finance Minister gave a positive assurance to the Chief Minister�s request for special assistance, according to official sources.
Deb told the Union Minister that NITI Aayog has made a recommendation to the Finance Ministry for release of an amount of Rs 358.70 crore for completion of 81 ongoing projects. Jaitley assured that the matter would be promptly looked into by the Ministry.