Goa Govt examining additional burden: Kamat

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Panaji, Jun 14 (UNI) The Goa government is examining the actual additional burden that would befall on the exchequer, if it meets the demand of the striking employees for hike in salaries for parity.

Disclosing this to mediapersons here today, Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, who had earlier had negotiations with the representatives of the Goa Government Employees Association, said the issue would be sorted out in a few days once the calculations were made.

The Association claims that the burden on the exchequer would be merely Rs 10 crore. On the contrary, the government said it could be Rs 100 crore and added that it could not meet the higher committment for various reasons including paucity of budgetary allocations.

The government yesterday hinted that it could reduce the employee's age of superannuation from 60 to 58 to minimise pension and related burden, besides imposing fresh taxes to meet the huge burden of Rs 700 crore as a result of the implementation of the sixth pay commission recommendations.

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