Haryana set to be the first to implement 6th pay panel report

Written by Charanjit Ahuja | Chandigarh, Jan 27 | Updated: Jan 28 2008, 06:53am hrs
Haryana will be the first state in the country to implement the report of the sixth pay commission, soon after its receipt. As a result, employees of the state government would get more salary, compared to other states.

This was disclosed by Haryana finance minister Birender Singh while speaking at the Republic Day celebrations in Rohtak, where he also unfurled the tricolour. The only surviving member of the Constituent Assembly, Chaudhary Ranbir Singh was the special invitee at the function.

Birender Singh said that the present government has not only withdrawn the ban on filling up of vacancies, but also provided employment to about 20,000 youth, during the last 34 months. A target has been fixed to provide jobs to more than one lakh youth in next two years. He said that it was a matter of great pride that Haryana was ahead of many other states in financial management. The state is ranked second, after Goa in per capita income.

He said that new schemes involving an investment of Rs 600 crore have been initiated to enhance the socio-economic status of members belonging to scheduled castes, backward classes and economically weaker sections of the society. He said that the state government was, while following the high ideals of Mahatma Gandhi, taking effective steps under the leadership of chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, to develop Haryana as the most prosperous state. It was very encouraging that the state was continuously achieving success in this direction, he added.