7th Pay Commission for Karnataka State Employees
Karnataka govt keen to constitute 7th pay commission for govt employees
Chief minister Siddaramaiah on Friday said that the state government is positively inclined to constitute a seventh pay commission for state government employees in addition to providing various facilities to them on the lines of the central government.
Addressing state level government employees conference here, he said the employees are demanding the government to constitute a new pay commission, but you should know that the state government has implemented the recommendations of the sixth pay commission in 2012 and there is time till 2017 for the constitution of the new pay commission.
As there is pressure from the experts to prepare from now itself to constitute the new pay commission government is working in that direction, he said adding that soon the state government may come out with a decision on the constitution of the new pay commission. “However we are determined to provide facilities to the state employees on the lines of the central government,” he said.
Speaking for more than one hour at this state-level conference being organized after a gap of six years, that too at CM’s home ground, he said the government is timely releasing the allowances and salaries of the employees. Referring to the demands of the government employees, the chief minister said at the same time the employees should learn to work sincerely with a service motto. “Government employees should realize their responsibilities and duties,” he said urging the workers to discharge their duties properly. “I am not here to give sermons to you, but if you want to command people’s respect you have to work seriously and sincerely,” he added.
Suggesting the employees hold this conference once every three years, Siddaramaiah said such a conference will instill the confidence you and make them rededicate themselves for a public cause.
Releasing a souvenir on the occasion, housing minister Ambarish said the employees are the link between the government and the people, and is the responsibility of the workers to make the government programs reach people. “This will happen only when employees realize that this itself is great to work and needs dedication,” he said.