Govt employees seek VI Pay Commission salary

Govt employees seek VI Pay Commission salary

He was speaking at an open meeting convened by the Karnataka State Government Employees Association district unit in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office here on Wednesday.

The meeting was convened to urge the State Government to fulfil the demands of the Association. Some of the demands include implementation VI Pay Commission for the State government employees, to provide incentives and house rent allowance equivalent to the central government employees, to deliver monthly salary to the Taluk Panchayat and Zilla Panchayat employees before fifth of every month, to constitute C and R Rules among others.

He said “the indifferent attitude of the government towards the welfare of the state government employees has affected the quality of work. Many rounds of discussions have been held with the Chief Minister and the Chief Secretary, but all the discussions have been futile.”

“During every discussion the CM has assured of meeting our demands, but no initiative were taken so far,” he added.

Putting forth the demands of the State Government employees, Association President H Sanjeeva said “all the neighbouring states of Karnataka have implemented the VI Pay Commission to the State government employees on the lines with the VI Pay Commission of the Central Government with affect from April 1, 2006. When the Central government employees are receiving the house rent which is 20 per cent of their basic salary, the State Government employees are receiving only 10 per cent allowance of their basic salary,” he lamented.

“Despite Karnataka holding the sixth position in the list of developed states, it has not implemented VI Pay Commission. While other backward states have implemented the Commission,” he said.

PU Principals’ Association President Vasudeva Kamath, the Association General Secretary Prakash Nayak and other State Government employees who were present at the meet urged the government to stop discriminating between the State and Central government employees. A memorandum was submitted to the Deputy Commissioner.