Chennai, Aug.15 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.Karunanidhi on Friday promised that his DMK-led Government would implement the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission approved by the Union Cabinet to the satisfaction of all employees.
Unfurling the national flag and addressing the people from the ramparts of Fort St. George on the occasion of the country's 62nd Independence Day here, Karunanidhi said orders to this effect would be issued shortly. He also announced that the over 220,000 noon meal scheme workers would get a hike in salaries as they are being brought under special time scale of pay. He said the workers would be covered by a special pension scheme. This would be effective from September 15 and would cost the State Government Rs.200 crores. The Chief Minister also said that this year 400,000 more free television sets would be distributed to the poor.