Fulfilling its poll promise of revising the salary of state employees, the ruling party in Tripura announced 7th Pay Commission to the state employees and this has certainly carried a smile to the employees. With this new change in the pay of the government employees, the BJP government has newly been able to win the confidence of the majority of the people of the state.
Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb announced the new revisions in the pay scale which will come into effect from October 1. It was the report submitted by the committee of experts headed by former Assam Chief Secretary PP Varma that pushed the state government to proceed for the 7th pay Commission implementation. The government, however, examined the report and then decided to incorporate its suggestions. The expert committee submitted the report on Friday and it was accepted on Tuesday in a special Cabinet meeting presided over by the CM.
The Tripura CM said, “The expert committee recommended the best possible package for employees, workers and pensioners of Tripura. After careful consideration of the position of state finances, the government has very promptly examined the recommendations and in a special meeting held on Tuesday, the Council of Ministers approved the implementing of recommendations made by the committee.”
However, the revision of the pay of the employees was just one of the many other promises made to the Tripura voters before the elections. With this latest fulfilment of the promise, people are now hoping for other promises too to be turned into reality.
The opposition is, however, not content with the decision of the state government. This new announcement is rather being termed as ‘bluff’ by the Congress.
Tapas Dey, the State Congress leader said, “Prime Minister Modi, Himanta Biswa Sarma had announced 7th Central Pay Commission before the elections. They haven’t fulfilled provisions of the central pay scale. Besides, they have announced that this will come into effect from October 01, 2018 while 7th CPC as formulated in 2016.”