Raj Govt demands added IT revenue share from the Centre

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Jaipur, Sep 23 (UNI) The Rajasthan Government today urged the Centre to pay back to the respective states additional revenue to be generated on account of the enhanced income tax receipts from government employees following the revision of their pay scales as per the Sixth Pay Commission's award.

Talking to reporters here, Law Minister Ghanshyam Tiwari said that the increased Income Tax revenue, collected by the Centre from the employees, should be transferred to the respective states at least for the next five years to assist them to manage their added liabilities.

Mr Tiwari also assured the employees that the state government, which had already implemented the Pay Panel Award in the state, would appropriately ensure that the state government employees get nothing less than their central government counterparts.

He said the anomalies and disparities created in the process of implementation of the award would be appropriately addressed and removed by the Krishna Bhatnagar Committee in a given time frame.

He criticised former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot for issuing a ''misleading statement'' over the anomalies and disparities in the implementation of the Pay Panel Award and said that Mr Gehlot, ''whose previous government had taken a number of anti-employees decisions'', had no moral right to speak over the issue.

The Minister alleged that the previous Gehlot Government's ''anti-employees policy and decisions'' had rendered them losses to the tune of Rs 5,000 crore during its five-year term between 1998 and 2003.

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