Bhubaneswar: Odisha government Friday said it has set up a fitment committee for implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations for its employees and pensioners.
"I am happy to announce that the state government will implement the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. A fitment committee is formed for working out the modalities. This will benefit the state government employees and pensioners," Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said.
Around four lakh state government employees and over three lakh pensioners would benefit from the move, officials said.
The 7th Pay Commission headed by Justice A K Mathur had recommended a 23.55 per cent overall hike in pay, allowances and pensions for central government employees with effect from January 1 this year.
An official estimation has pegged the pay revision requirement at about Rs 5,500 crore annually. Currently, the state government dishes out Rs 29,836 crore annually towards salaries and pensions.