Taking into account the demand of its employees, the Rajasthan government has finally announced implementation of 7th Pay Commission for technical institutions.
According to PTI report, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has cleared a proposal to implement the 7th Pay Commission in nine technical institutes, including two universities, of the state.
The revised pay will be effective from January 1, 2017, an official statement said.
This decision of the Gehlot government will be implemented in Bikaner Technical University, Kota Technical University, government engineering colleges in Jhalawar, Baran, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Ajmer, women engineering college in Ajmer and textile and engineering college in Bhilwara, the statement read.
Gehlot has also reportedly cleared another proposal for 10 per cent hike in wages of contractual ex-servicemen in various departments.
The implementation of the seventh pay commission is likely to cost an additional burden of Rs 6.66 crore on the state exchequer.
Moreover, the CM also approved transfer Rs 25 crore from rehab fund for the assistance of silicosis patients in Jodhpur, Dholpur and Karauli districts.
On the other hand, the Central government employees are still waiting for an increase in their minimum pay. However, the Narendra Modi government is yet to consider their demand.