The Hush Post: Even as central government employees are demanding the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, in the meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to give arrears to their employees as well as pensioners. As per this, government employees, pensioners, teachers of UP will get 50 per cent of the balance in the seventh pay Commission till June 30. They have already been paid part of it.
This has been approved after seeking the consent of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. After the consent, Secretary Finance, Alaknanda Dayal has issued the order in this regard. As per the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, around 2.6 lakh government employees, teachers, non-teaching staff and pensioners, have to pay wages applicable from January 1, 2016.
Now the state government will pay 50 per cent of arrears in the financial year 2018-19 and the remainder will be given in the financial year 2019-20.
On the recommendation of the State Pay Committee, the government started the cash payment of salaries to the employees in January 2017.
An order to be made from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016, for the payment of 50 per cent of the salary and dearness allowance in the revised wage matrix, will be made in the financial year 2018-19.
Beneficiaries: The beneficiaries of this are going to be employees, teachers / non-teaching staff/ aided education / technical education institutions, personnel and local pensioners of urban local bodies of Uttar Pradesh.
A provision of Rs 5877.75 cr has been made in the budget of 2018-19 to pay 50 per cent of the outstanding wages to government employees and teachers.
An amount of Rs. 3076 crores 66 lakh 99 thousand rupees is spent on the payment of dues to state employees, 2801 crores 9 lac 47 thousand autonomous institutions, employees and teachers of state-run educational institutions.