Time limit of Sixth Pay Commission extended
The time limit of the Sixth Pay Commission has been extended by one year to submit its report
that would contain recommendations on salary restructuring of the state government employees.
It may be recalled that on October 27, Prof Sarkar the chairman of the eight-member Sixth Pay Commission wrote to the Chief Minister and the state finance department seeking the extension as hearing of many of the applications is yet to be complete.
The Commission has received around 1,100 applications including that of various government employees’ associations with various proposals and the Commission has to listen to all the applicants
before preparing the report based on which the state government may restructure the salary.
A notification by the state government stating extension of the time limit had been issued on November 12 and the newly extended time limit would start from November 27.
As a result, it is expected that the Commission would be submitting its report by the end of 2017.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced the setting up of the Sixth Pay Commission on November 27 last year.
Initially, six months was fixed as the timeline for the commission to file its report. Later it was extended for another six months.