State Cabinet gives green signal to implementation of 6th Pay Commission
Kolkata: The state Cabinet on Monday approved the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission, with a revised pay that will see a hike of 14.22 percent.
State Finance minister Amit Mitra said: "If the existing basic and grade pay is Rs 100, the DA is Rs 125, the employee will have an increase of 14.22 percent over Rs 225, which will take the salary to Rs 256. Along with this, the employee will get a 3 percent notional effect of the pay hike for three years since 2016 and this will take his salary to Rs 280.90."
"The new pay commission will be effective from January 2020," he added. The Pay Commission has recommended Rs 10 lakh ceiling on gratuity, but the state Cabinet has doubled it from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 12 lakh. The new pay structure will come into effect from January 1, 2020.