TVM. The basic pay hike from Rs 2000 to Rs 12,000 has been included in the pay commission recommendations submitted to the government on Monday by the Justice C N Ramachandran Nair panel. The other main recommendations include increase in pension age from 56 to 58 and limiting the pay scale revision to 10 years. Justice C N Ramachandran Nair-led panel has also recommended revised pay scale retrospective from July 1, 2014.
Justice Ramachandran handed over the pay revision report to chief minister Oommen Chandy in the presence of Finance Minister K M Mani. 80 pc of the dearness allowance will be merged with the basic pay and has been figmented at 12 percent, said Ramachandran Nair. The panel has also recommended to stop the special pay.
DOWN LOAD scale of pays
As per the new scale, the minimum scale has been fixed at Rs 17,000 and and highest at Rs 1,20,000. The panel has also proposed to lower the ceiling of minimum service for full pension from 30 years to 25 years and the annual increment hiked from Rs 500 to Rs 2400. It has also recommended increasing the house rent allowance from Rs 1000 to Rs 3000. The minimum pension has been fixed at Rs 8000 and the maximum at Rs 60,000.
The pay commission envisages a total of 27 scales and 82 stages. The 100 main police stations in the state should be brought under the control of the circle inspectors. Also, a service selection board should be constituted to appoint station house officers and DySPs.
While the salary of casual sweepers was made Rs 5,000, the HRA has been raised to Rs 3,000. The higher secondary and vocational higher secondary directorates should be merged. DA should be allowed for family pension and ex-gratia pension.
The high school teachers completing 28 years in service should be granted the post of deputy headmaster. The village officers should be elevated to the grade of deputy tahsildars.
Finance Minister K M Mani said the pay revision would create an additional financial burden of Rs 5,277 crore for the exchequer annually.