7th Pay Commission Latest News: Devendra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra government on Friday said that it will implement the Seventh Pay Commission from January 2019. Replying to MLC Kapil Patil  in the legislative council, junior Finance Minister Deepak Kesarkar, said,” The Maharashtra government-led by Devendra Fadnavis had appointed a committee under retired bureaucrat KP Bakshi to look into the issue.  But we (State govt) will not wait for the report and begin the implementation of the seventh pay commission from January, 2019.”

On being asked if the govt staff in the state will have five day working week, as per Central government norms, Kesarkar responded, saying “that would be decided by the Bakshi committee report”.

The arrears of Seventh Pay Commission will be paid to the employees with effect from January 2016, and the dearness allowance will be given for the last 14 months. Notably, the announcement by Kesarkar is significant as Assembly elections are due in Maharashtra next year. The decision will impose an additional burden of a whopping Rs 21,000 crore on the exchequer, as per the government estimate.

The development comes days after the Delhi government announced the revision of pay scales of teachers and equivalent cadres and administrative posts in universities and colleges at par with the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission. Not only this, the government employees will also get 34 months’ arrears under 7th CPC aegis as the revised pay will come into effect on pro-rata basis from January 1, 2016.