Kerala Government Staff Pay Revision By February – The report was submitted in July last. Government would not delay implementing salary revision, the chief minister said.
Pay revision for government employees in the state would be implemented by February 2016, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Thursday. Responding to the notice for an adjournment motion over delay in implementing the Pay Revision Commission recommendation, Chandy assured the House that the government would not delay implementation of salary revision and would implement the same by January-end or February.
Replying to a notice for an adjournment motion on the issue moved by CPI(M)-led LDF opposition, Mr Chandy said the cabinet sub-committee, set up to study the 10th Pay Revision Commission report, had already considered the report two times. He assured the House that the recommendations would be implemented by taking the employees into confidence.
The report was submitted in July last. Government would not delay implementing salary revision, the chief minister said, adding, “UDF government would take employees into confidence before implementing the revision.”
Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan criticised the Pay Revision Commission saying that it had come up with anti-employee recommendations. He also referred to the Commission recommendations to reduce holidays for employees. The Opposition members alleged that it was a regular practice of the UDF government to delay pay revision and put the burden on the next government.
Refuting the allegations, the Chief Minister pointed out that the previous LDF government implemented the pay revision recommendations on February 26. “We will not wait till then but will implement them before that,” Chandy said.
More than five lakh government employees and four lakh pensioners would benefit by the revision, he added.