All pay anomalies ''solved'' by Mizoram govt

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Aizawl, Aug 28(UNI) The Mizoram government today said all pay anomalies had been solved in the state with a ''one-step-up'' policy.

The policy has benefitted larger sections of the state government employees one way or another.

''Even though it (the pay revision) may not fully satisfy each and every section of government employees, this is the most we can do for the time being,'' Chief Secretary Haukhum Hauzel said here today.

'' As the term of the present (Mizo National Front) ministry is ending this year-end. We will not entertain any more requests for pay revision, '' Mr Hauzel added.

Not to mention other departments in earlier occasions, the government middle-school teachers are currently on an indefinite pen-down strike demanding three-tier pay scale and certain benefits enjoyed by other departments.

The new pay revision, however, did not meet the teachers' demands.

However, there were several posts to which the one-step-up policy could not be applied, he said.

In this case, a special allowance of Rs 750 is applied, whereas to some posts two-steps-up policy is also applied.

The Chief Secretary informed that the final pay revision was an outcome of 25 meetings of departmental committee under the finance department, five meetings of expert committee headed by the Chief Secretary, 20 meetings of Cabinet Sub-Committee on pay and 12 meetings of the Cabinet.

The Cabinet noted that it was impossible to satisfy all the government employees.

''Keeping in mind the time and financial constraints the government is facing, all the government employees are expected to accept the pay revision,'' Mr Hauzel said.


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