Sixth Pay Commission Hike To Be Studied By Gujarat Govt

With the aim to increase the salary of the employees by 20%, the Gujarat government has taken up the decision to set up a babus’ committee on suggestion of the Centre's sixth pay commission award.

Jay Narayan Vyas, spokesperson of the Govt. informed soon after the Cabinet meeting was over, “The secretaries' committee will submit its report to the Cabinet sub-committee, formed early this year on what the sixth pay commission may mean to Gujarat.”

This announcement came due to the suggestion passed on Wednesday to the Cabinet that before putting the sixth pay panel suggestions into action, the official should first examine it properly. “The official committee will submit its report to the sub-committee, which in turn will get Cabinet nod before putting the sixth pay panel recommendations into gear,” reported Vyas.  

However, no time frame or the name of the bureaucrat, who will head the official committee, was given by the minister. The minister was unhappy for Gujarat till now has not received “full details” of the sixth pay commission.

The Centre was asked for financial help last year by Chief Minister Narendra Modi to reduce the burden on the state exchequer, while the pay commission till then had not made its report.

Officials are worried that if in case the sixth pay panel is implemented, it will lead to rise in the fiscal deficit that stood at 2.16 per cent of the gross state domestic product (GSDP) last year.  

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