Mizoram, November 15: Mizoram government on Tuesday constituted a committee to study the 7th Pay Commission recommendations and to determine if it could be implemented in the state. State Chief Secretary Lalmalsawma on Monday issued a notification saying that the ‘Pay Committee’ was formed by the government following the decision of the meeting of the council of ministers held on October 25 last. (Also Read – 7th Pay Commission: By Delaying The Pay Hike Of Central Government Employees, Govt Saved Around Rs 26,000 Crore)

The Pay Committee is headed by Vice Chairman of the State Planning Commission H Liansailova.

Agriculture Minister K.S.Thanga and Finance Secretary Lalthasanga are its two members while Vanlal Chuunga, Secretary for Taxation is the member-secretary.

The committee would also examine if the pay scale recommended by the seventh central pay commission could be implemented for employees of the government of Mizoram.

It would also determine the methods to be applied for fixation of initial pay of employees of the state government.

Earlier, the state Finance Minister Lalsawta also said that the state would incur an additional expenditure of about Rs 800 crore annually if it implements the recommendations of the seventh central pay commission.

Following the footsteps of Mizoram government, the state government of Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan are also on a verge to form a committee to study 7th Pay Commission.

Meanwhile, the pay hike for around 48 lakh central government employees under the 7th Pay Commission would be done as soon as the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) will submit its final report to the cabinet. Some reports also suggest that the pay hike would come into effect from April 1, 2018.