Agartala, Mar 11: The 7th Pay Commission may soon be a reality in Tripura as the newly formed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has said that it will form an expert committee regarding its implementation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised while campaigning in the state that if the BJP comes to power here, it would implement the 7th Pay Commission. (Also Read: Promise to implement 7th Pay Commission helped BJP win Tripura polls)

New Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said that an expert committee will soon be formed to get 7th Pay Commission in Tripura. The decision was taken in the first meeting of the council of ministers held in Agartalaon Saturday.

The chief minister said the meeting also decided to recommend CBI investigation into the killings of two journalists Shantanu Bhowmick and Sudip Datta Bhowmick, as promised in the manifesto.

Shantanu was killed by a group of unidentified miscreants when he had gone to Mandai to cover an IPFT programme on September 20 last year and Sudip was shot dead inside the headquarters of Tripura State Rifles (TSR), 2nd battalion, on November 21 last year, when he had gone there to meet the commandant.

The state’s new chief minister also said the Agartala airport would be named after the last tribal king Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur, which was also one of their poll pledges.

With inputs from PTI