Bengaluru, Jan 31: While several states have implemented recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission or 7th CPC, Karnataka state government employees may get 30 per cent hike in salary under the 6th Pay Commission. The Sixth State Pay Commission, appointed by Karnataka government in June 2017, on Wednesday submitted its report and recommended 30 per cent increase in pay of state government employees. (ALSO READ: 7th Pay Commission: Centre Mulling Changes in CPC Recommendations For Salary Hike of Government Employees)Also Read - Dalit Man in Karnataka Made to Spend Rs 11,000 on Feast For Entering Temple
The Sixth State Pay Commission, headed by former IAS officer M R Srinivasa Murthy, accepted Karnataka state government employees’ demand for 30 per cent salary hike and submitted its report to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. There has been pressure from state government employees to approve 30 per cent salary hike. The 6th Pay Commission had promised to effect a salary hike by 30 per cent from April 1, 2017, but failed to do so. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission: Govt Makes Big Announcement On Dearness Allowance For Gratuity Calculation, Leave Encashment Of Retired Employees
More than 5 lakh employees of Karnataka government will get 30 per cent salary hike, under the Sixth Pay Commission, if the Congress-ruled state approves the recommendations. The Siddaramaiah government is most likely to the recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission and holidays on alternate Saturdays for its employees to woo them ahead of Assembly elections in the state, due this year. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission: Good News For Central Govt Employees. They Will Receive These Benefits Before 3% DA Hike
The 7th Pay Commission, approved by the central government, had recommended a 14.27 percent hike in basic pay, raising minimum pay from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 month. However, the central government employees have been asking to raise minimum pay to Rs 26,000 and fitment factor 3.68 times from 2.57 times.