'Will implement 7th pay panel recommendations'
Agartala: "It is an ideal opportunity to overhaul the state," the new chief minister of Tripura, Biplab Kumar Deb, guaranteed subsequent to taking his charge. In this trail, BJP's win in the state is ascribed to different reasons, prime among them being the guarantee to actualize Seventh Pay Commission and Deb asserted that in the following 100 days the new government will execute its promise.
"We are profited by the common BJP government both at the Centre and the State. Accordingly, I can guarantee that in the wake of framing the new Cabinet our focus would implement Seventh Pay Commission for the government workers and pensioners here," Deb told the Millennium Post in an exclusive interview.
Right now, the state government representatives are here proceeding to draw salaries based on the Fourth Pay Commission. Be that as it may, in the most recent year the erstwhile CM Manik Sarkar had increased their salaries by about 20 per cent, however, reportedly, 1.2 lakh government workers voted for the BJP out of total 25 lakh voters. For a state that has the 'highest' unemployment figures in the country, the promise of an immense bounce in salaries for government representatives has extensively worked for the saffron party.
"We will likewise upgrade the social benefits to least Rs 2,000 and everyday wages to Rs 340, "he included.
Deb also discussed about the law and order situation in the state and women's security which BJP had categorically mentioned in its vision document, released by the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley ahead of the Assembly polls in the last month. "Each individual in the state should feel free and secured, particularly the women while waking in the street. Women voters and the youth have contributed largely to this triumph," he said.
The Tripura chief minister promised for 'justice for all' by constituting probe committees for investigating the killing of two journalists in the state, killing of BJP workers and even to re-investigate the chit-fund scam.
"BJP has constantly pitched for 'good governance' and we guarantee the general population of the state for a transparent government," the 48-year-old politician said.
Deb additionally feels that 'health', 'education and 'infrastructure' to be repaired. He said his government will coordinate with the civil aviation ministry for a two months trial of direct flight service from New Delhi to Agartala.
"Though the flight service depends on the commercial viability, still I will ask the Civil Aviation minister at the Centre for a trial direct flight
service from Agartala to New Delhi." "We will also focus on the inter-state connectivity," he added.
Not just the gung-ho approach of BJP steered the Left government for over two decades from the little North-East state but its big development pitch gained traction among Tripura's young voters.
Presently it is to see that whether the
saffron government can disregard the lengthened "under-developed" tag and can change into a "model state", which the BJP national president Amit Shah likewise specified on Friday.