Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Oct 28:
As a Diwali bonanza, the Odisha government today announced to implement the recommendations of 7th pay commission for its employees for which it would constitute a fitment committee.
The state government would set up the fitment committee which would prepare the modalities for implementation of the recommendations.
“I am happy to announce that the state government will implement the 7th pay commission recommendations. A fitment committee has been formed for working out the modalities. This will benefit the state government employees and pensioners,” Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said.
With this, around four lakh state government employees and over three lakh pensioners would be benefitted.
It may be recalled that the 7th pay commission headed by Justice AK Mathur had recommended 23.55 % overall hike in pay, allowances and pensions for central government employees with effect from Jan 1 this year.