Chief Minister Pawan Chamling announces 5th Pay Committee arrears for the government employees and also announces that the due arrears will be paid to the employees with effect from January 1, 2016 and not from January 1, 2017 which was notified earlier. The Sikkim CM made this new announcement on Wednesday during his meeting with Group C and D government employees at Samman Bhawan. The same was also shared by the CM in his social media page as well.
The CM also said that the arrears will be disbursed in three annual instalments as recommended by the Pay Committee. However, during the forthcoming Dasain festival, advance arrears will be paid to the government employees.
Chamling’s social media page states, “A Sub-Committee will be formed to examine and sort out the anomalies (if any) in the Pay Committee recommendations. Other grievances submitted will also be examined and addressed.”
Explaining the motto of the meeting, Chamlin further stated, “It must be remembered that as the Chief Minister, I take it as my responsibility to look after the needs and welfare of our employees, whom I consider the pillar of State administration as well as my partners in State-building. I, therefore, felt it pertinent to hold deliberations so as to provide the best possible pay package to them.”
The rates at which the arrears will be paid to the employees will be as follows:
- i) Group A employees- Rs. 1.05 lakhs
- ii) Group B employees - Rs. 95,000/-
iii) Group C employees- Rs. 50,000/-
- iv) Group D employees- Rs. 40,000/-
and the Second Saturday will be a holiday.