Guwahati, Mar 17, IBNS : The Assam government has decided to release first six months arrears of revision pay scale recommended by the 7th Assam Pay & Productivity Pay Commission to the state employees before the Rongali Bihu.
The state government cabinet on Friday approved to release the first six months arrears of revision pay scale to the state government employees before April 14 next.
Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the recommendations of 7th Assam Pay Productivity Pay Commission will be implemented from April 1, 2016 and the state cabinet had approved it.
The Assam minister said that, the state government will have to bear additional burden of Rs 1600 crore to implement the new pay commission.
For this around 5 lakh state government employees will be benefited, Sarma said.
Earlier, the state finance minister had declared about implementation of new pay scale from April 1, 2016 in his budget speech for the financial year 2017-18.
On the other hand, the state government cabinet also approved to establish a separate directorate of Science and Technology.