Committee to be set up to study 7th Pay Commission recommendations

Aizawl: The Mizoram government has decided to form a committee soon to study the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.

The decision of the government came even after it agreed in principle to implement it in the State.

The 42,457 regular state government employees would require additional allocation of Rs 563 crore annually if the 7th Pay Commission recommendations were implemented, the State finance department officials said.

Chief Secretary Lalmalsawma said that at present, 36-37 per cent of the total state annual budget is used for paying off the salaries of the state government employees.

The expenditure on salaries did not include the salaries of employees of Lai, Mara and Chakma autonomous district councils, teachers working in deficit schools and contract and muster roll workers, Lalmalsawma said.

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The meeting also approved the proposal for creation of 629 new posts for the proposed establishment of the lone Medical College — Mizoram Institute of Medical Education and Research (MIMER) — at the Falkawn village near Aizawl.

In other news, the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) to decide on the further increase of the Central government employees’ basic pay against the recommended hike in pay under the Seventh Pay Commission.

The NAC was expected to meet early this month to take the final call on the basic pay but it was postponed. However, it is believed that it will meet later this month and recommend increasing the basic pay by passing the demand of the employees with a majority.