Goa cabinet today gave its approval to the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations, which will be implemented from January 1, 2017.
State Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar announced that over 55,447 government employees will be covered under the recommendation of 7th Pay Commission, which will increase their salary by 16 per cent.
“Another 25,002 pensioners and their families will benefit from the pay scale,” he said.
Parsekar said the state’s salary liability will increase from Rs 47 crore to Rs 70 crore annually with the implementation of 7th Pay Commission.
“The arrears from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016 which comes to around Rs 381.60 crore would be deposited into the employees’ provident funds,” the CM said.
The revised pay scale would not be applicable to the employees of panchayat raj, municipalities, corporations, autonomous bodies, public sector undertakings (PSU).
Parsekar said approximately 55,447 government employees and government-aided employees (educational) will enjoy the benefit from January 1.