Deputy Chief Minister Nitinbhai Patel has said that the state government has decided to provide an inflation allowance of 9.5% to 9% to more than nine lakh officers / employees and pensioners of the state government. The inflation allowance will be paid on January 1, which will result in an additional burden of Rs 1 crore annually on the state government. From July 1 to December 1, the six-month period allowance will be paid in three installments, which will be decided later.
Shri Patel added that according to the decision taken in the meeting of the Cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani, the State Government got 1,3,2, Panchayat Division’s 1,3,3, other employees 5,3,7,2,2, pensioners. The State Government has approved the benefits of the Finance Commission in seven, according to which the salaries and pensions are currently paid.
He said that the officers and employees of the state government, panchayat and other grantable institutions and employees are being given the benefit of seven pay salaries. The Government of India has sanctioned an inflation allowance of 5.3 to 8%. Apart from their salaries, the state government officials and employees are being paid 5% inflation allowance. The Government of India has also declared more than 5.3% inflation allowance for Central Government employees, in which respect the State Government officials and employees have also decided to pay 8% inflation allowance on a central basis and with payment of pay of January 1. This 1% inflation allowance will be paid. This decision will increase the burden on the state government by an estimated Rs. 1 crore annually.
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