In a major bonanza for the Government employees of Tamil Nadu, the Cabinet approved the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. This move would benefit more than 10 lakh state government employees.
A cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami approved the pay commission recommendations after a high-level committee headed by finance secretary K Shanmugam submitted its report to the government recently.
Hike in salaries
The cabinet gave its nod for the order to be issued. There will be 20% hike in the salaries of government employees and teachers. Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said the hike would cost the exchequer Rs 14,719 crore annually.
Detailed Pay Structure table
The 5 Members High Level Committee has submitted its report to the Government on 27th Sep, 2017.
New Pay matrix, fitment factor, min and max salary
Pay Band and Grade Pay: Pay Matrix (32 Levels)
Minimum Pay: 15,700
Maximum Pay: 2,25,000
Fitment Factor: 2.57 (For Pensioners also)
Minimum Pension & Family Pension: 7,850
Maximum Pension & Family Pension: 1,12,500 & 67,500
Gratuity Ceiling: 20 Lakhs
Annual Increment: 3%
House Rent Allowance: 250 to 8300
City Allowance: Double
Dearness Allowance: Same as Central Govt Employees
Agitation for 7th Pay Commission
Government employees had held a series of agitations in the past few months, seeking an interim relief until the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. It even led the Madras high court to pass an order staying the protests as they violated service rules. The employees and teachers withdrew their strike after a stern warning from the court.