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Pay panel bonanza for babus finally official

india Updated: Sep 02, 2008 14:23 IST
Chetan Chauhan
Chetan Chauhan
Hindustan Times
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The pre-Diwali gift to brighten up five million faces is set to arrive.

The government on Friday finalised the notification on the Sixth Pay Commission report to give its employees a better deal. It would cost the exchequer Rs 22,000 crore this year.

Once the new pay scales are notified — late on Friday night or over the weekend — 50 lakh central government employees will take home an average of 21 per cent higher salary next month.

The hike will push the take-home salary of the junior-most employee in excess of Rs 10,000.

At the top end, the rank of a secretary would earn a little over Rs 1 lakh inclusive of allowances if he stays in a government bungalow.

A joint secretary, on the other hand, can expect close to Rs 70,000 salary for September. In addition, the secretary would also get more than Rs 4 lakh this year as 40 per cent of the arrears from 1 January 2006 as against a modest

Rs 20,000 for a peon.

The draft notification, a copy is with HT, however, rules out any possibility of cutting down on babudom’s holidays for the next decade.

But the government has decided to introduce a performance-based incentive plan to encourage employees to work better and harder.