7th Pay Commission Latest News: At a time when over 50 lakh Central Government employees are waiting for the Centre to accept their demands of a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendations, the Opposition in a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled state, which recently announced 7th Pay Commission benefits for its employees, has issued a shocking statement while accusing the state government of deceiving its employees. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Centre Issues Protection of Pay Order For Central Govt Employees
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Biplab Deb-led Tripura government had recently announced a pay hike for its employees and pensioners as per the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission. However, Opposition CPI(M) on Sunday accused the Chief Minister of deceiving the employees of the state government in the name of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) benefits. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Telangana Govt Promulgates Ordinance on Deferment of Salaries, Pensions
“The recent pay revision by the new government is nothing but cheating the employees in the name 7th CPC. It is only a concocted story. It was not on par with central pay scale,” former Finance Minister Bhanulal Saha of the CPI(M) told reporters.
He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb assured benefits of 7th Central Pay Commission or 7th CPC to employees and pensioners of Tripura but the assurance turned out to be false promise. Adding further, Saha claimed that the revised pay matrix, which the state government has claimed to be at par with 7th CPC, is not compatible with central perks.
“Neither 7th Pay Commission nor any other central scale was implemented by the state government. These failed promises were concocted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb,” he was quoted as saying in a PTI report.
Meanwhile, dismissing the charges levelled by the CPI(M), the ruling BJP said that the teachers have received a 14 per cent hike in their salaries following the 7th CPC benefits given to them and this has made them happy. “There has been 14 per cent hike for all employees and for many, the hike was as good as CPC. Those who were at the helm of affairs for 25 years had made a history of cheating people and employees. They have no right to speak against this good initiative of the government,” BJP state unit spokesperson Subrata Chakraborty said.
Tripura government had on October 10 announced a pay hike for its employees and pensioners as per the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission. The revised pay scale will come in effect from October 1, which means the salaries of over 2,19,454 employees stand hiked as of October 1, 2018.
As per the revised scale, minimum pay at the entry level of the pay matrix would be Rs. 18,000 per month for Group-C employees, which is at par with 7th CPC recommendations and Rs. 16,000 per month for Group-D employees. On the other hand, pensioners would enjoy a minimum pension of Rs. 8,000 per month and a maximum of Rs. 1,07,450 per month.