KCR declares 43 percent fitment for Govt employees

HYDERABAD: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao declared 43 percent fitment for the employees as part of pay revision commission recommendations.

KCR stated this at a press conference at Secretariat here on Thursday. Aggarwal Committee recommendations put the fitment at 29 percent while the employees who are getting 27 per cent interim relief, and  seeking 69 percent hike,  were expecting about 50 fitment.

Exhorting the officials and staff to work extra hours to increase revenue sources, KCR said that the hike will burden the exchequer Rs 6,500 crore per year. The new fitment will be effective from next March, he said adding that the employees will get it from Telangana Formation Day i.e., June 2, 2014 onwards and the arrears amount will be added to GPF accounts. The fitment will also be given to those retired after June 2, 2014.

‘Ours is an employee friendly government and we honor their active participation in the statehood movement’ KCR noted amid their supportive slogans. When scribes asked on outsourcing and contract employees, KCR said that Pradip Chandra Committee will sort out the issues.

Employees Association leader Devi Prasad, Parliamentary Secretary Srinivas Goud and Mamatha and others expressed happiness on the 43 percent hike of fitment. ‘We welcome the hike offered by the chief minister’, they said. “As per KCR’s directive we will work extra hours to enable the government increase its revenue sources”, they said. (NSS)

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