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Govt has funds to implement 6th pay: JAC
Correspondent IMPHAL, APR 14
Published on 15 Apr. 2010 12:33 AM IST
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Hitting back on Manipur chief minister O Ibobi Singh’s statement that the Manipur government has no fund to pay the arrears demanded by the employees, the striking JAC of AMTUC and AMGEO on Wednesday dispatched a statement showing the financial position of the government.
As per the statement circulated by the JAC, there would be a surplus amount of Rs 2816.14 crore in the state account from the funds to be recieved by the Manipur government during the next five years from 2010 to 2015.
Manipur government will get Rs 6541.2 crore for payment of salaries and allowance of the employees and pensioners from the 13th Finance Commission during 2010-2015. The total revenue of the state to be recieved during the same period is 1286.68 crore.
The expenditure to be incurred in payment of salaries and allowances of the employees and pensioners is Rs 746.8 crore and Rs 182.36 crore (for pensioners) as calculated by the JAC.
Manipur government has 61,560 employees and 28,697 pensioners as per the statement of the JAC.
The statement of the JAC was provided a day after the chief minister, O Ibobi Singh reiterated the government’s stance on the demand of the employees stating that government had no fund to meet the payment of the arrears of the employees effective from January 2006 demanded by the employees.
In Manipur, the deadlock between the government and its employees continued as both sides remaining determined in their stance.
It has been 89 days since the launch of the cease-work strike of the employees under the banner of JAC which was commenced from January 17 last demanding in toto implementation of the revised pay bands on the recommendation of the Sixth Pay Commission from January 2006.
In the meantime, employees of the secretariat service have decided to join the strike under the banner of Manipur Government Secretariat Service Association. They have threatened to take mass casual leave on April 15 and to commence cease work strike from April 16.

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