The Rajasthan government had announced that it would provide benefits under the 7th pay commission recommendations to nearly 12.5 lakh employees and pensioners in the state with effect from January 1, 2017.
This would put an additional yearly burden of ₹ 10,400 crore on the government and the arrears would be paid in three installments, said state Industries Minister Rajpal Singh Shekhawat.
The minister said that 30 per cent of the arrear would be paid as the first installment in April 2018. The second installment, also 30 per cent, would be paid in July and the third (40 per cent) in October, Shekhawat added.
Earlier, the Rajastan government had announced to implement the recommendations of the 7th pay commission Rajasthan before Diwali and had also released a notification, with effect from October 1, 2017, he said.
Rajpal Singh Shekhawat had said that under the 7th pay commission Rajasthan, government employees and pensioners would get a minimum increment of 14.22 per cent.
There would be minimum 32 per cent increase in the basic pay and employees would get over 100 per cent increased HRA. The maximum limit of payable gratuity was increased from ₹ 10 lakh to ₹ 20 lakh, he added.
While the news of revised arrears is all good and dandy, the reality is that retired government employees to this date still do not receive their pensions on time and at times are hard pressed to depend on their children to make ends meet.
At the moment, while their colleagues in other states are receiving the pension on time, they get pension once very 3 months.
The times are even worse in the pandemic. Those who receive their pension on a quarterly basis are considered lucky.
The fact of the matter is that the state government does not have the finances available to support the retirees. As things go own, instead of revising the pay scale, the government should first insure at least the pensioners receive their due share.
There will be at least a 32 per cent pay rise for all staff and a 100 per cent increase for HRA. The increase in basic salaries will be 2.57 times the initial total, which is in line with what people can qualify for.
The payments that the people of the state are to receive in the future by region will be used to implement the additional increase in wages and allowances in Rajasthan. By some estimates, the state government will have to spend about $10,500 on salaries and allowances if the recommendations are implemented.
In February, the government set up a three-member committee to study and implement the salary panel’s recommendations. The Wages Commission’s recommendations were aimed at reducing defense spending, cutting training and recruitment costs, providing better-trained workers to government departments, and allowing soldiers to pursue a second career after serving. The new remuneration law, which entered into force on 1 July 1947, was based on the recommendations of this Committee.
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The 7th Central Wage Commission was established in February 2014 to review the principles and structure of remuneration for civilian employees of the Central Government, including Indian Armed Forces, and submitted its report on November 19, 2015. The 7th Pay Commission, created by the Indian Government to make recommendations on changes to the Pay Structure of its employees, was established after India gained independence in 1947. Seven salaries commissions were regularly set up to review and make recommendations on the Pay Structure of the government’s civilian and military departments. Last week, the government of Edappadi Palaniswami in Tamil Nadu announced that it would adjust the salaries of all its employees according to the recommendations of the pay commission.
The state government will spend 4,000 rupees on its annual expenditure for employees due to COVID-19 in difficult situations, said Prime Minister Ashok Gehlot. The government in Rajasthan, led by Vasundhara Raje, is implementing the recommendations of the 7th pay commission and has more than 1.2 million employees and pensioners in Diwali cheering. The process of raising salaries for government workers has begun with Prime Minister Raje announcing implementation of the recommendations of the 7th pay commission of Rajasthan in her coming Budget Speech during the current State Parliament session.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday approved the proposal for a new salary scale, which will apply from 1 January 2017, according to an official statement. The big development comes just days after the Modi government extended the 7th pay commission of Rajasthan benefits to teachers at central and state universities and supported colleges.
The Rajasthan government said it would ensure that public servants receive the same salary levels and allowances as recommended by the central government. The cost of salary increases has been estimated at about 20,000 rupees for a total of 5.5 million state employees, and there has been media speculation that the report should be submitted to the 6th Salary Commission in late March or early April 2008. Workers threatened a nationwide strike if the government did not raise their salaries.
According to Gajendra Rathore, the organizer of Akhil Rajasthan Rajya Karamchari Sankyukt Sangarsh, the staff have protested in phases. Employees highlighted the 14-point charter announced by the ruling BJP ahead of state elections, which promised equal pay for public servants with the central government. The salaries of public servants were raised in October on the recommendation of the 7th Salary Commission for public servants and the allowances were revised.
The move by federal governments was seen as an attempt to rein in the academic community before Rajasthan goes to the polls later this year. The Union government has indicated that it does not want to delay the implementation of the Commission’s recommendations. The news is that the committee will report back to the government within three months.
In view of the fact that central government employees are not satisfied with the increase and are calling for an increase in the adjustment factor of the basic salary, the pay table has been raised several times by the unions.
The government of Rajasthan has announced that from January 1, 2017 it will provide 12.5 lakh to employees and pensioners in the state benefits under the recommendations of the 7th Wage Commission. This imposes an additional annual burden of 10,400 rupees on the state government, which is to be paid in three installments, said the Minister of State Industry Rajpal Singh Shekhawat. ‘The Government doesn’t have the resources to pay the running rates every year. When it comes to its own revised remuneration rules, the state government must ensure that at least the pensioners get their share.
The good news is that over 7 lakh employees in Rajasthan work in the state sector. These employees are the state benefits of the 7th Pay Commission, including many from the state’s self-governing regions and urban parts of the state. Rajasthan Pay Matrix Calculator Beneficiary: Rajasthan govt Employees.
Updated: July 2020 Calculation Method: Rajasthan Civil Service (RP) Rule 201 Input: Details of Salary Level and Basic Salary Output: Details of Revised Pay Pay Matrix Table: Revised Pay Matrix Table: Pay Matrix Table for Rajasthan Government Employees in State Basic Salary Table for Salary Levels 1-5 Minimum Basic Salary: Salary Level 1-R.