THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Pay revision for government employees in the state would be implemented by February 2016, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Thursday. Responding to the notice for an adjournment motion over delay in implementing the Pay Revision Commission recommendation, Chandy assured the House that the government would not delay implementation of salary revision and would implement the same by January-end or February.
Chief Minister said a Cabinet sub-committee, formed to look into the recommendations by the 10th Pay Revision Commission, had already gone through the report twice. He assured the House that the recommendations would be implemented by taking the employees into confidence.
Earlier, raising the issue, CPM’s A K Balan said usually salary revision was implemented every five years. The pay revisions would benefit a total of 9.22 lakh people including 5.11 lakh employees and 4.11 lakh pensioners. The government was trying to sabotage the pay revision recommendations by delaying it, he said. It was in July that the Pay Revision Commission report was submitted before the government.
Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan criticised the Pay Revision Commission saying that it had come up with anti-employee recommendations. He also referred to the Commission recommendations to reduce holidays for employees. The Opposition members alleged that it was a regular practice of the UDF government to delay pay revision and put the burden on the next government.
Refuting the allegations, the Chief Minister pointed out that the previous LDF government implemented the pay revision recommendations on February 26. “We will not wait till then but will implement them before that,” Chandy said.