7th Pay Commission: While CG employee looks on, State Demands Rs 1,283.70 crore

At a time when there is no sign of the increase in the minimum pay of the Central government employees, the Mizoram government has recently submitted a memorandum to the 15th Finance Commission, which had visited the state, demanding Rs 1,283.70 crore for Implementation for the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission for its employees.

As per PTI reports, the State government demanded Rs 94,647.33 crore for the Mizoram. The Finance Commission team, led by its chairman N K Singh, arrived in Mizoram on Monday held meetings with the Mizoram chief secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo and senior state government officials.

The state government has asked for an award of Rs 57,737.38 crore for pre-devolution revenue status, Rs 17,357.90 crore for meeting requirements under capital expenditure and Rs 5,779 crore for maintenance of state assets, PTI reported citing an official.

Moreover, Rs 1,000 crore was demanded for State Disaster relief fund and state disaster mitigation fund while Rs 2,292.39 crore for local bodies and Rs 1,450 crore for maintenance of forests. The state also reportedly demanded Rs 7,746.96 crore for its specific needs.

On the other hand, the minimum pay of the CG employees was not taken into consideration by the Modi government. However, Home Minister Rajnath Singh had met a delegation related to the same giving much hint at a possible increase in the basic pay if the NDA government formed at the Centre once again after the 2019 polls.