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Tamilnadu govt staff set to get bonanza

Wednesday, 22 February 2017
NT Bureau

Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today announced formation of a committee to recommend to the government on the revision of salary of its employees, in line with those of Seventh Pay Commission.

The committee, which has top officials as its members, has been asked to submit its report within four months' time before 30 June.

A statement here from Palaniswami stated that the decision (to form the panel) was made during a meeting of senior Ministers and higher officials, chaired by him at the Secretariat today.

"In the 2016 election propaganda, former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had stated that the necessary actions would be taken to implement the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations of the Central government, following which a meeting was held today," he said.

During the meeting it was decided that the review team will comprise of five members- Additional Chief Secretary for Finance, Principal Secretary of Home Ministry, Principal Secretary of School Education, Secretary of Personnel and Administrative Reforms and IAS official P Umanath (Member Secretary).

The release stated that the team will review the allowances announced in the Seventh Pay Commission and will recommend the changes that have to be made.

"The team will also give its suggestions on the Central government's revised pension policy and how that can be implemented and expanded to the State penisoners," the release stated.

The release also added that recognised employees union and other associations can send in their recommendations to the team.

Minister of Forests, Dindigul C Srinivasan, Minister for School Education and Sports and Youth Welfare K A Sengottaiyan, Minister for Electricity,Prohibition and Excise, P Thangamani, Minister for Municipal Administration, Rural Development and Implementation of Special Programme, S P Velumani and Chief Secretary Girija Vaidhyanathan were also present during the meeting.

(CAPTION: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami holding meeting with Ministers at the Secretariat in Chennai today.)

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