21,300 vidya sahayaks to get salary hike of 73%  

Aug 03 2017 : The Times of India (Ahmedabad)
21,300 vidya sahayaks to get salary hike of 73%
7th Pay Panel Benefits Also For Employees Of Boards, PSUs
With an eye on polls scheduled later this year, the state government has announced seventh pay commission salaries for 50,000 employees of boards and PSUs.Deputy chief minister Nitin Patel said that the government has decided to give the 21,300 vidya sahayaks employed in schools under municipal corporations and the nagarpalikas the benefits of the first grade of the seventh pay commission. Sources said this will give the vidya sahayaks currently working on fixed salaries under the munici palities and municipal corporations a salary hike of 73%.

The state government on Wednesday decided to bring government employees on par with more than 50,000 employees of Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd, Gujarat Water Supply and Sewerage Board and Gujarat Water Resources Development Corporation who get all the benefits of the seventh pay commission.

Deputy chief minister Nitin Patel said that the 50,000 employees will get (from August 1) the new salaries with arrears accor ding to the norms decided by the state government.

As a result, employees who were getting Rs 1,15,000 as salary will get Rs 19,950, the deputy chief minister said. He further said that the decision to increase the salary of the vidya sahayaks was taken after the state government got several representations from the association of the sahayaks.

Patel further said that because of the hike in salaries, the state government will have to bear an additional financial burden of Rs 205 crore. The deputy chief minister said that the hike will be effective with retrospective effect and implemented from Febraury this year.

The August salary will be according to the revised salary structure while arrears will be paid to the employees according to the norms fixed for other employees of the state government.




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