Delight for State’s working class
Cabinet approves TLA, hikes labourers’ wageS
Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh Cabinet on Tuesday approved the grant of Tough Location Allowance (TLA) for regular employees as per the recommendation of 7th CPC and the hike in wages of contingency employees.
Earlier this month, Chief Minister Pema Khandu had, in public functions in various locations, announced the grant and hike as New Year gifts. With these, the employees will draw higher salaries and wages from this month, government spokesman Bamang Felix informed in a statement here.
Khandu had announced to grant TLA for regular employees in two levels – pay matrix level 9 and above – Rs 5300 and level 8 and below – Rs 4100.
He had also announced enhancement of the minimum wages of skilled and unskilled contingency employees, casual workers, daily labourers employed under the State Government establishments.
The initial wages on a appointment of the un-skilled contingent employees, casual workers and daily labourers has been enhanced from Rs 8,000 per month to Rs 10,000 and from Rs 9,000 to Rs 11,000 per month for skilled contingent employees, casual workers and daily labourers. “This in fact is a jump of 25 per cent in case of un-skilled and 22.22 per cent in case of skilled contingent employees,” the statement said.
Further, unskilled contingency employees in the category of 5-10 years in service were getting fixed wages of Rs 9,000 which has now been enhanced to 11000 per month registering a 22.22 per cent hike. Similarly, the skilled workers in the same category who were getting Rs 9,500 will now be getting 12,000 recording a 26.32 per cent hike in their wages.
The category of 10-15 years recorded 20 per cent hike in their wages for unskilled and 19.23 per cent hike in the skilled category. For above 20 years of service, a quantum leap of 45.45 per cent hike of wages is recorded for unskilled and 47.83 per cent hike for skilled, the statement added.
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