6th pay panel report likely to be submitted in January - ECAS Punjab

6th pay panel report likely to be submitted in January

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Ruchika M Khanna

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 11

The wait of Punjab Government employees for the Sixth Pay Commission could end soon as the final recommendations of the commission are expected to be submitted to the government in January.

The Pay Commission was set up by the previous government in 2015. After more than five years, the recommendations of the commission are expected to bring cheer to 7.5 lakh government employees and pensioners. The employees had been assured by the state government that the report would be submitted before December 31, but sources say it is likely to be submitted next month.

While the employees can cheer about the new pay scales, the recommendations will bring a mixed response as the pending Dearness Allowance (DA) of the employees could be subsumed, say sources. Also, the new pay scales will not be applicable on the new recruitments in the government. It is also learnt that the new government recruits will get the pay scales on a par with the pay scales of Central Government employees.

Jai Singh Gill, chairman of the Pay Commission and former Chief Secretary, Punjab, told The Tribune that the report of the commission was being given final touches, but refused to divulge any further details.

"We will be ready to give our recommendations very soon," he said. Sources in the commission said all information gathered by the commission, including representation by various employee organisations, had already been critically examined and noted.

Sukhchain Khera, convener of the Sanjha Mulazam Manch, an umbrella organisation of all employee unions, said in case the commission recommended the new scales on a par with the Central pay scales, the employees would launch an agitation. "We only hope that the recommendations are employee-friendly," he said.

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