The 7th Assam Pay Commission has made some recommendations including the suggestion to increase the minimum pay to Rs 15,900, reduction in the number of grade pay as well as a modified scheme of assured career progression to facilitate more promotions, among other proposals.
Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the recommendations will now be studied by a select committee of the Finance Department which will analyse it in detail and may suggest changes and modifications.
It will then be placed before the State Cabinet in the first week of February for final approval and provision will be made in the State Budget, to be presented in February, for additional expenditure which will be incurred once it is approved.
‘We hope to implement it with effect from April 1, 2017,’ Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
Among the recommendations, the minimum pay has been fixed at Rs 15,900 which is 2.62 times the minimum pay recommended by the Assam Pay Commission 2008. A note on the highlights of the recommendations issued by the Finance Department said that this implies a real increase of 16.44 percent over the previous minimum pay. The commission has also recommended a city compensation allowance for employees working in Guwahati.