Will try implementing Sixth Pay Commission from Jan 1: Mamata

Kolkata (West Bengal) : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced the state government will accept the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission and said she will try implementing them from January 1 next year.

“Today, I got the first part of the Sixth Pay Commission’s report. We will accept recommendations of the Commission and sympathetically consider them. I will try to implement them from January 1,” Banerjee said at a government employees’ federation event at Netaji Indoor Stadium here.
“The minimum basic salary was around Rs 7,000. It has been raised to Rs 17,990,” she added.

A state Cabinet meeting is scheduled to be held on September 23 during which the government is likely to approve the report.

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The Sixth Pay Commission was formed in 2015 to restructure the salary of the state government employees. The panel was formed with Professor Abhirup Sarkar as its chairman.

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