Shimla, August 15
The first installment of arrears of pay revision to the employees and pensioners of the State Government due to them from 1st January, 2016, has been announced today on the day of the seventy-sixth Independence Day.
The same was celebrated in all parts of the state with great enthusiasm and traditional gaiety. main function was held at Sarahan village of Sirmaur district where the Chief Minister, Jai Ram Thakur made the announcement.
After hoisting the National flag, while addressing the people on the occasion, Jai Ram Thakur announced the first installment of arrears of pay revision. He said that the State Government would provide a benefit of Rs. 1000 crore on this account. He said that this would benefit about 2.25 lakh employees and 1.90 lakh pensioners which also include employees and pensioners of public sector undertakings. He said that employees and pensioners had got a benefit of Rs. 3500 crore due to revision of pay scale and pension.
The Chief Minister also announced revised pay scales to the employees working under Zila Parishad Cadre in Panchayati Raj Department of the State. This would benefit about 4000 employees.
Thakur also announced that Panchayat Chowkidars who were providing 12 years continuous services would be made daily wagers.
Chief Minister said that the State Government was providing mustard oil to BPL families (NFSA) at Rs. 134 per liter and APL (OTNFSA) families at Rs. 139 per liter, refined oil to BPL families (NFSA) at Rs. 122 per liter and APL (OTNFSA) at Rs. 127 per liter. He said that the State Government was giving subsidies of Rs. 5 per liter to APL (OTNFSA) families and Rs. 10 per litre to BPL (NFSA) on edible oil. He announced to double the subsidy on edible oil from Rs. 5 to Rs. 10 to APL (OTNFSA) families and from Rs. 10 to Rs. 20 per litre to BPL (NFSA) families.
Jai Ram Thakur also announced that to strengthen the pre-primary education in the State, Pre-Primary Education Policy would be made and pre-primary teachers would be recruited as per requirement.
The Chief Minister said that to benefit the farmers of lower and mid areas of the State, the Government would appeal in the Supreme Court to exclude ‘khair’ from 10 years felling programme.
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