Thiruvananthapuram: Over 5.33 lakh government
employees including teachers in Kerala would get the revised
pay scales from April next.
The 9th Pay Revision Commission headed by Justice R
Rajendrababu that submitted its report to State Chief Minister
V S Achuthanadan recommended a minimum rise of Rs.1104 and a
maximum of Rs.4490.
Minimum salary of government employees has been fixed at
Rs.8500 and maximum at Rs.59,840. Gratuity amount has been
increased from Rs.3.30 lakhs to Seven lakhs in the pay
revision report. For the first time, Leave Traveal Concession
has been introduced, by the commission.
Speaking to reporters, Achuthanandan said the report would be
implemented from next April with effect from July 2009.
State Finance Minister T M Thomas Issac said necessary fund
for the pay revision would be earmarked in the next budget for
the year 2011-1012. As per the estimate of the commission the
additional burden of the government to implement the new pay
scales would come to around Rs.1965 crores.
Issac said the commission report would be examined by the
cabinet sub-committee and Finance Department before its
implementation. The report also would be published for
discussion among the public, he said.
Rajendrababu said that commission had given a resonable
increase in salaries and other benefits for employees. Effort
have been taken to see that annomalies in pay structure were
avoided, he said.