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Meghalaya CM unsure on implementation of pay revision
Correspondent SHILLONG, JUL 30:
Published on 30 Jul. 2009 11:25 PM IST
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The Meghalaya government is caught between the devil and the deep blue sea on the implementation of the Fourth pay commission in the state. “We are trying to do our homework, but the question is how and when to do it (implement the pay revision),” Chief Minister DD Lapang said on Thursday. The Chief Minister is significant in the wake of government employees threatening to agitate if the government fails to implement the revised pay-scale for all government employees. The State government is staring at a pen down strike by the state government employees who served a deadline till August 15 to the government to implement the pay revision. According to the fourth pay commission recommendations headed by KK Sinha, the state government must cough up an additional Rs 600 crore. Lapang and his Cabinet colleagues had met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and requested for additional grants to implement the revised pay for state government employees. However, without a clear-cut assurance from the Centre, the state government is looking for “other sources” for resource mobilisation. The state government would study the report of an Empowered committee to look into the pay revision of the government employees on July 31.

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