On the basis of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, the teachers and personnel who are getting less salary from the person who came under direct recruitment will now get the same salary as the direct recruitment personnel. The state government had earlier taken this decision only for medical, health and family welfare personnel. Now the Finance Department has issued an order to give this benefit to all the teachers and personnel of the state. With the issuance of this order, the government is expected to incur an additional expenditure of Rs 150 crore.
According to the Finance Department, while implementing the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, many of the personnel who were given the benefit of promotions remained, but their salaries were less than those who came from direct recruitment in the same posts. This case also reached the High Court and followed by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court ordered that the promoted employees and teachers should also be given the same salary as the directly recruited personnel.
The state government issued this order for medical, health and family welfare personnel in December 2018 based on the order of the Supreme Court. This order came into force in these departments, but the personnel of other departments was deprived of this benefit.
Now the Finance Department has implemented this order for personnel and teachers of all departments of the state. Its mandate has been issued. In this order issued by Additional Secretary Finance Arunendra Singh Chauhan, this discrepancy should be cleared immediately.
According to sources in the Finance Department, this new arrangement will incur an additional expenditure of about Rs 150 crore on the government. After the issuance of this order, government employees and teachers taking salaries will be benefited on the basis of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission.
It was a long-standing struggle to resolve this discrepancy. Due to this discrepancy, many employees were suffering losses and their morale was also falling. Now thousands of employees of the state will benefit from this discrepancy.
-Arun Pandey, Executive General Secretary, State Employees Joint Council