U'khand govt to implement Sixth Pay Commission

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Dehra Dun, Aug 21 (UNI) The Uttarakhand Government has constituted a two-member committee headed by fomer Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Secretary Sushil Kumar Tripathy and Finance Secretary Radha Raturi to implement the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission.

The high-level commission notified yesterday, would be given six months to submit its report, sources said.

The commission would be entrusted to suggest ways and means for the implementation of the report, to put the minimum burden on the state's exchequer.

The implementation of the suggestions could put an additional burden of Rs 2500 crore on the state's exchequer for which it would require Rs 810 cr every year.

The Uttarakhand government presently has 160,000 employees and 65,000 jobs are still lying vacant. These vacancies when occupied, would put an additional burden of Rs 1,500 cr on the state.

In the first year itself, the payment of pensions would put a burden of Rs 120 cr on the state's coffers.

State employees hope to get a hike of 25 per cent after the commission's implementation.

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