CM announces new pay panel for state govt staff

CM announces new pay panel for state govt staff

CM announces new pay panel for state govt staff

There is good news for seven lakh employees of the Karnataka government. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday announced setting up a new pay commission for upward revision of their salaries.

Speaking on the sidelines of the diamond jubilee celebration of the Karnataka Government Secretariat Employees’ Association (KGSEA) here, he said, “State government employees have been demanding salaries on a par with the Central government staff. The time has come to set up the next pay commission as the Centre is implementing the recommendations of the seventh pay commission.”

Earlier, the association submitted a memorandum to the chief minister listing its demands such as pay revision, allotment of sites to staff, etc.

Its president Mahadevaiah Mathapathi said the last pay commission was set up more than five years ago and was not implemented effectively.

 “We are happy that the chief minister is keen on setting up a new pay commission. He also promised to look into our grievances,” Mathapathi said.

Siddaramaiah urged government employees not to delay the work assigned to them.
“Taking bribe alone is not corruption. Corruption also includes delaying work.

Government employees are fortunate that they get to serve the public. They play a pivotal role just like politicians. They should not regret not doing good work after they retire.”

CM’s faux pas
The audience burst into laughter when the chief minister said that the KGSEA had
completed 47 years, instead of 67 years.

The audience applauded when Minister for Infrastructure Development, Information and Haj, R Roshan Baig, said he had been visiting the Vidhana Soudha since he was 10 as his father used to work there as a junior assistant.
DH News Service

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