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Odisha implements seventh Pay Commission for its employees

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Naveen PatnaikThe much-awaited implementation of seventh Pay Commission recommendations has been declared by the Odisha State Government for its nearly eight lakh employees and pensioners together. This is termed as the ‘Dussehra gift’ for the State government employees, and has been implemented from September 1, 2017.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced the decision saying, “My government has decided to implement the recommendation of the Committee constituted for examination of 7th Pay Commission Report and its adoption for the State Government Employees.”

About 4.5 lakh serving state government employees and 3.5 lakh retired employees will get enhanced emoluments and higher pension respectively following the implementation of seventh Pay Commission recommendations.

The State government will bear an additional annual expenditure of about Rs 4,500 crore due to the implementation of the seventh Pay Commission award.

The State government had constituted a Fitment Committee to look into the recommendations so as to arrive at a solution to implement the recommendations.

The Union Cabinet had approved the recommendations of seventh Pay Commission a year ago.

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