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Poll sop: Pay hike for UP govt employees gets cabinet nod

Ahead of Assembly elections, Akhilesh Yadav government has implemented the 7th Pay Commission recommendations to benefit 16 lakh government employees and six lakh pensioners in Uttar Pradesh.

india Updated: Dec 14, 2016 11:33 IST
PTI, Lucknow
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The pay recommendations will be implemented from January 1, CM Akhilesh Yadav said. (PTI)

In a New Year bonanza for state government employees ahead of UP Assembly elections, the Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday decided to implement recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.

The decision is likely to benefit 16 lakh state government employees and six lakh pensioners.

“We have taken decision of pay committee recommendations. It will benefit lakhs of government employees. It will put additional burden of crores of rupees on the state exchequer,” chief minister Akhilesh Yadav said.

He was briefing reporters after a meeting of the state cabinet chaired by him.

The pay recommendations will be implemented from January 1, he said, adding in the days to come these employees will help Samajwadi Party form government in the state again.

First Published: Dec 13, 2016 16:39 IST