Referring to the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission, he said that Haryana is the first State to implement these recommendations with effect from January 1,2016. The state exchequer would bear an additional burden of about Rs 4,000 crore to give these benefits to the employees of Boards, Corporations and Undertakings. The police personnel were also being given risk allowance of Rs 5,000 regularly.
Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal today announced to give the benefit of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) to pre January 1, 2016 and post January 1, 2016 pensioners and family pensioners of the State Government with effect from January 1, 2016, the date from which the employees of the state government have been given the benefit. The decision will benefit about 2.25 lakh pensioners and family pensioners.The Chief Minister made this announcement while replying to the discussion on Governor Address during ongoing budget session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha here today. He said that the benefit was being given on the basis of the recommendations of the Pension Revision Committee and the arrears would be released within three months of the notification.He said that Haryana would be the first state in the country to allow the revision of pension and family pension as per 7th CPC. The revised pension or family pension would be determined by multiplying the existing basic pension or family pension at the rate of 2.57. With this, there would be an increase of 32 per cent in the existing basic pension or family pension as on January 1, 2016 and 14.22 per cent in the existing pension or family pension including dearness allowance. The decision would benefit the pensioners and family pensioners to the tune of additional about Rs 810.40 crore for the period January 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017. The annual additional benefit would be about Rs700 crore.He said that the minimum revision in pension or family pension would be from Rs 3,500 per month to Rs 9,000 per month. The ceiling of gratuity has also been enhanced from Rs10 lakh to Rs20 lakh. Apart from this, the ceiling of gratuity would be increased by 25 per cent whenever dearness allowance rises by 50 per cent.
PAY COMMISSION TO BURDEN EXTRA 400 CRORES: Referring to the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission, he said that Haryana is the first State to implement these recommendations with effect from January 1,2016. The state exchequer would bear an additional burden of about Rs 4,000 crore to give these benefits to the employees of Boards, Corporations and Undertakings. The police personnel were also being given risk allowance of Rs 5,000 regularly.It is for the first time that weekly off has been granted to police personnel and on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the State, the honorarium of Home Guards has been increased from Rs 300 per day to Rs 572 per day which is the minimum salary of the police personnel. Also, the wages of extension lecturers have been increased from Rs 18,000 to Rs 25,000 per month.