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Revised pay scales on cold storage
Staff Reporter Dimapur, Dec 5 (NPN):
Published on 6 Dec. 2008 1:37 AM IST
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While almost all states have implemented the recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission with regard to upward revision of pay scales of All India Civil Services and defence establishments, Nagaland has literally put the decision under cold storage. As per information available, the 6th Pay Commission had submitted its recommendations in the month of August this year after which almost all states implemented the revised pay scales of central employees on September. Presently, there are 47 IAS officers out of a total cadre strength of 56 with some either having retired or on deputation. Similarly, out of a cadre strength of 60 the state IPS has 34 officers of all ranks and the IFS out of 29, has 17 officers currently serving the state. According to reports, the state government had shelved the implementation of the revised pay scales for the civil services on the plea of insufficient funds. According to sources, the All India Services cadres in the state have so far remained silent on the issue. Interestingly, all the top bureaucratic posts in the state are manned by officers belonging to the All India Services. It may be pointed out that the salaries of central employees are borne by the Centre as the officers are appointed by the ministry of Personnel. The plea of insufficient funds is not tenable, said one civil service officer speaking on condition of anonymity. The plea of the state government with regard to release of revised pay scales appears to hinge on the fears that the state services associations could also state their demands for similar upward revision in line with that of central employees.

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