New Delhi, December 1: More than 55,000 employees in Goa who are eagerly waiting for the implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations, it seems that their wait is finally over as the state government has decided finally decided to upgrade the pay scale for its employees. On Wednesday evening the state government issued an order for the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations for its 55,000-plus employees, which will also be applicable to 45,000 pensioners.

The notification issued by Goa state finance secretary, Daulat Hawaldar said the revised pay scale would be implemented for all government employees and all employees attached with government-aided educational institutions with effect from January 1. The revised payment through monthly salary will be credited in government employees account from January 2017.

The order said that “Only part ‘A’ of the scheduled appended to the Central Civil Services (revised pay) rules, 2016, will be implemented”. The revised pay structure will include dearness allowance (DA) of 12.5 per cent sanctioned from January 1 in the pre-revised structure. Also, the DA will stand revised at 2 per cent from July 1.

Which means that the arrears of pay in the revised pay format with effect from 01-01-2016 to 31-12-2016, shall be claimed separately and these arrears would be credited to the respective account of employees.

Also the existing system on interest-free medical treatment advance, travelling allowance for a family of deceased, travelling allowance on tour or transfer and leave travel allowance would continue to be normal.

Also, the 7CPC implementations will not be applicable to employees of corporations, autonomous bodies, societies, agencies, public sector units, panchayat raj institutions, urban local bodies.