Goa to implement 7th Pay Commission from Nov 1st

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has stated that the 7th Pay Commission recommendations would be implemented in the state from November 1. While the pending arrears from January to October 2016 would be deposited in the employee provident fund (PF) and National Pension System (NPS). A provision of Rs. 2,553 crore has also been made in the state budget towards this implementation.

The Goa government also stated that for the implementation of the 7th pay scale, they will have to spend an additional Rs 72 crore monthly towards salaries and pensions of government employees for implementation of recommendations of the new commission. As the state government will have to pay Rs 272 crore per month as against Rs 213 crore per month as per the existing scale, which will be an additional burden of Rs 59 crore. During 2015-16, Rs 1,946 crore were earmarked for the salaries and pensions, which has now been hiked to Rs 2,553 crore to make up for the liability created by seventh pay.

So let’s discuss some questions related to this post:
1. Name the state which is going to implement the 7th Pay Commission from November 1st?
2. Who is the Chief Minister of Goa?

Courtesy: Times of India


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