Govt staff to get 15 pc hike in basic pay

The Government on Thursday enhanced interim relief for its employees from 12.5 per cent to 15 per cent.

The revision, with effect from November 1, 2011, will benefit a total of 11 lakh State government employees including those working in local bodies, grant-in-aid educational institutions and non-teaching staff of universities and pensioners. An announcement on the increase in the interim relief was made  by Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda.

Earlier this month, as a Rajyotsava gift to the employees, the Government had announced 12.5 per cent hike in their basic salary as interim relief. However, Karnataka State Government Employees Association had sought a 15 per cent interim relief.

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