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Salaries of TSPSC chief, members hiked three-fold

Commission faces ire of youth for alleged irregularities in its conduct of Group-2 exam

Published: 12th August 2017 08:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th August 2017 08:23 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

 HYDERABAD: Even as the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) is facing the ire of unemployed youth for its controversial notifications and alleged irregularities in the conduct of Group-2 exam, the state government has given a huge reward to the chairman and members of the commission by increasing their salaries to three-fold in accordance with the Union government’s recommendation.TSPSC chairman, who is drawing `80,000 per month at present, will hereafter get `2.25 lakh every month. Like wise, salary of each member of the commission has also been hiked from the existing `79,000 per month to `2.24 lakh. The revised pay scale will be implemented retrospectively, from Jan 1, 2016. State government made an amendment to the TSPSC Regulations, 2014 in this regard by issuing gazette notification on Friday.

“TSPSC secretary earlier sent a proposal for revision of pay to the chairman and members of the commission in accordance with the 7th Central Pay Commission’s recommendations. After examining this proposal, the state government has decided to revise the pay with effect from Jan 1, 2016 i.e., from the date on which the recommendations of Central Pay Commission were made applicable to AIS officers of Telangana,” chief secretary SP Singh stated in an order, issued on Friday.But, the timing chosen by the state to give a hefty pay hike to the TSPSC chairman and members has attracted the ire of unemployed youth, who are not happy with the performance of the TSPSC’s governing body.

“Unemployed youth in the state are highly disappointed with the functioning of the TSPSC, which has become synonymous for irregularities. Several of its recent notifications issued to fill teaching posts in Gurukul schools have become controversial. Ongoing recruitment process to fill Group II posts is also mired in large-scale irregularities. The government should first streamline the commission and take steps to fill vacant posts in various departments in a transparent manner before giving hefty pay hike to the commission’s members,” state Nirudyoga JAC convener J Kalyan told Express.

“The state government is saying that it is hiking the salaries of TSPSC functionaries as per the Centre’s recommendations. The TRS promised that it would provide one jobs after coming to power. Leave alone implementing this promise, the government has not taken any steps to fill one lakh posts lying vacant in various departments. CM is not willing to pay the scholarships and fee reimbursement dues of poor students. But, he is very liberal in hiking the salaries of lawmakers and governing bodies of various commissions,” TDP students wing, TNSF, president Chiluka Madhusudan Reddy criticised.

Salaries take quantum jump
TSPSC chairman J80,000 per month to 
J2.25 lakh 
Each member J79,000 per month to 
J2.24 lakh 
Revised pay scale to be implemented retrospectively from Jan 1, 2016

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