Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 17: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today told the state assembly that new pay scales for government employees would be implemented by January end or in February next.
Replying to a notice for an adjournment motion on the issue moved by CPI(M)-led LDF opposition, Chandy said the cabinet sub-committee, set up to study the 10th Pay Revision Commission report,had already considered the report two times.
The report was submitted in July last. Government would not delay implementing salary revision, the chief minister said, adding, "UDF government would take employees into confidence before implementing the revision."
Seeking notice for the motion, A K Balan (CPI-M) said UDF was trying to sabotage the recommendations by delaying it even though the report was submitted six months ago. More than five lakh government employees and four lakh pensioners would benefit by the revision, he said.