PANJIM: The implementation of the 7th Pay Commission is stuck due to a technical problem concerning Group D employees, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Saturday and added that the issue would be sorted out before Diwali.
“There was a technical problem with Group D employees. Their grade pay needs to be increased to Rs 1800 and they be brought under Group C,” he said adding only after coming to Grade C they would be eligible for the 7th Pay Commission benefits.
“We know the promise we have made to the people. Maybe before Diwali we will bring Group D employees under Group C and if that happens then implementation will be done immediately,” he said.
Parsekar said there will be two classes in Group C. Group D comprises servant, sweeper, scavanger, peon etc.
Parsekar said the government is committed to the welfare of its citizens. “Even bonus we have doubled from Rs 3454 to Rs 6908,” he said adding that salaries would be given on 27 and 28 ahead of Diwali.
He also said that the balrath staff is not appointed by government and that responsibility had been given to schools to employ part-time staff. “The part time workers may be employed for one hour in the morning and one in the afternoon. At some places if students are more the schools are paying salaries up to Rs 12,000 to drivers,” Parsekar said.
However, he said, since this is election time, some union leaders are misguiding workers. “This is not fair. Some new leaders have cropped up and they are instigating them,” he said.
Regarding the Sesa mining case, he said, “I tried to solve the issue but the employees want a particular union to be recognised. How can I dictate terms to the company? I am sympathetic to their demands but one on union leader’s demand I do not agree and would not intervene on that.”
SOURCE – heraldgoa.i n
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