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Punjab to soon implement Fifth pay commission soon
Patiala, Jan 18: Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Sunday said the state would soon implement report of Fifth pay commission.
“The government is expecting commission’s report in next 20 days and we will implement immediately whenever we get the report,” Badal said in Patiala today.
Fifth Pay Commission was constituted in December 2006 by previous Congress Government headed by Capt. Amarinder Singh and its terms of reference had been issued by the Governor in March 2008.
The four member Pay Commission is headed by retired IAS office S K Tuteja. The commission will decide the date of effect thereof that should govern the structure of pay, allowances and other facilities/benefits, whether in cash or in kind, to all categories of employees of Punjab Government. However the employees whose scales of pay have been determined on the recommendations of the University Grants Commission will not be considered by the Commission.
Manpreet Badal has claimed that Punjab Government has been giving money to Punjab State electricity Board in installments for supplementing the expense of board on free power to agricultural and for other categories.
When he was asked to comment on regarding downsizing the security cover to VVIPs in Punjab, he said it was the need of hour and we should cut the expenses from top level for the cash strapped state.