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SHILLONG: Meghalaya Cabinet on Friday night approved the recommendation of Meghalaya Pay Commission with a multiplying factor 2.68 per cent. The state government employees to be paid as per the revised pay structure from the next month while the revised pay has been made effective from January 1, 2017.
Chief Minister, Mukul Sangma after a marathon cabinet meeting that lasted for more than four hours, informed that government employees would also be entitled to receive arrears.
With this massive jump, the D category of Government employees whose basic monthly salary was Rs 6500 would now get Rs 17400 and the employees would also receive an annual increment of 3 percent.
With this revision, the pay of the Heads of the Department which was Rs 31300, has now been increased to Rs 83900. The monthly salary of level-12 employees which was Rs 14700 has now been increased to Rs 39400
The State Cabinet also decided to increase the progression of the government employees from two times to three times and accordingly the employees now would get progression once in 10th year, 20th year and in 30th year of their service life.
The State Government will incur an additional burden of Rs 929 Crore for this current year including the 40 per cent of the total payable arrear.
Sangma informed that the balance 60 per cent of the total payable arrear would be paid in two equal instalments – 30 per cent in the year 2018-19 and the rest 30 % in 2019-2020.
In addition, medical allowance for the government employees have been increased from Rs 700 to Rs 1000 besides house rent allowance in urban areas have been increased from Rs 4000 to Rs 8000 per month. The maximum duration of maternity leave has also been increased from 120 days to 180 days.
“The new pay revisions will be able to take good care of the requirements of increased cost of living and we expect more productivity and commitment from the Government employees,” Mukul Sangma said.