Gandhinagar, March 2: Gujarat government on Thursday made a final announcement that the central government employees will get arrears from the 7th Central Pay Commission from March onwards in three monthly instalments.

Gujarat state Finance Minister and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel announced this in the assembly through a motion for a matter of public importance. The arrears will be paid by Gujarat government in three monthly instalments. According to a rough estimate, a total of Rs 3,279 crore will be spent on this.

“As the 7th Pay Commission was implemented with retrospective effect, employees and pensioners are eligible for arrears. The arrears will be paid from March onwards and in three instalments every alternate month. Government employees will get arrears for seven months and pensioners for nine. These benefits will go to 4.65 lakh employees and 4.12 lakh pensioners of the Gujarat government.”