New Delhi, March 6: In last few days, 7th Pay Commission has brought good news for millions of government employees across the country and spans central government as well as state governments. And there are millions of others still waiting for the same. (ALSO READ: 7th Pay Commission: Fate of Hike in Minimum Pay, Fitment Factor Hangs in Uncertainty)
But it seems that for state government employees in Tripura, the wait is over. As the big win of BJP in Tripura against the Left Front is attributed to various reasons, chief among them being the promise to implement 7th Pay Commission in the state.
Since last couple of years, state government employees in Tripura continue to draw salaries on the basis of the 4th Pay Commission. This is in contrast to Central government employees who are now getting salaries on the basis of 7th Pay Commission recommendations.
During its campaign, BJP repeatedly brought up the issue of implementation of 7th Pay Commission.
The party’s manifesto for Tripura, released by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, listed implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations in the state if voted to power.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah, during their rallies in Tripura, promised implementation of 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations in the state.
The Manik Sarkar government in une last year had hiked the salaries of government employees by nearly 20 per cent but the BJP and Trinamool Congress had called it a “mere eyewash”.
In Tripura, there are nearly 2.5 lakh state government employees.