You are here: Home » News-IANS » Politics
Business Standard

Tripura seeks Rs 1,500 cr central aid to hike government employees salaries


IANS  |  Agartala 

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has demanded Rs 1,500 crore from the Centre to hike salaries and allowances of 214,661 state government employees and pensioners, an official said here on Thursday.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led alliance government is keen to implement the party's pre-poll promise to raise the salaries and allowances of the state government employees and pensioners in line with the proposals of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

Deb on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and discussed about the requirement of additional Rs 1,500 crore to implement the recommendations of the 7th CPC for the state government employees and pension holders.

"Besides the central assistance, the Chief Minister also apprised the Prime Minister about the BJP-led government's task to make Tripura a drug-free state.

On Wednesday he also met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in this regard.

The BJP government in its first Cabinet meeting on March 10 had constituted an expert committee headed by former Assam Chief Secretary P.P. Verma to make suitable recommendations for raising the salaries and allowances of the state government employees and pensioners in line with 7th CPC, the official said.

"The state government last week (September 14) extended the period of submission of report of the Verma committee till November 30," the official added.

Currently, Tripura government has 158,220 different categories of state government employees and 56,441 pensioners.



(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Thu, September 20 2018. 14:20 IST