Rajasthan Appoints Committee on Pay Commission

The Rajasthan government has appointed a three-member committee, headed by former Chief Secretary D.C. Samant, to study and implement the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission for employees in the State.

The committee, which will have two retired Rajasthan Accounts Service officers as its members, has been asked to make an estimate of financial burden on the exchequer and recommend new pay scales for the government employees.

Besides Mr. Samant, the panel’s members are D.K. Mittal and M.P. Dixit.

It will submit its report to the State government in three months.

Another mandate of the committee is to make suggestions for revising and fixing various allowances payable with different salary slabs.

There are over seven lakh government employees in the State, including those in the Panchayati Raj and local self-government institutions and the urban local bodies. Besides, the number of pensioners exceeds three lakh.

The financial burden on the exchequer will be of the order of Rs. 10,000 crore if all recommendations are enforced.