The Madhya Pradesh government would implement the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission with effect from January 2006, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said.
Chouhan said the benefits of the Pay Commission's recommendations will be payable to state government employees with effect from January 1, 2006, and added it would benefit around five lakh (500,000) state government employees, according to an official statement Saturday.
The mode of payment for benefits from Jan 1, 2006, to Aug 31, 2008, will be decided by the government at a later date but benefits from Sep 1, 2008, to Feb 28, 2009, will be paid along with the salary payable on coming April 1.
"The arrears for the period from Sept 1, 2008, to Feb 28, 2009, would be paid in April 2009 itself. The modalities for payment of the arrears for the period from Jan 1, 2006, to Aug 31, 2008, would be decided separately. Cash payment of the Sixth Pay Commission scale would be made from March 2009 (payable on April 1,2009) to the employees of the state government," Chouhan said.
The statement said the decision would also help around three lakh (300,000) pensioners and there would be a proportionate increase in salaries of government school teachers and panchayat secretaries from April 1, 2009.