Punjab

SAD condemns Congress govt for giving another extension to 6th Punjab Pay Commission

By Rajan Nath -- April 02, 2021 9:45 am -- Updated:April 02, 2021 9:49 am

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Daljit Singh Cheema condemned the Congress government for giving another extension to the 6th Punjab Pay Commission. He said that this was another instance of the government reneging on its poll promise to implement the Pay Commission immediately after coming into power in 2017.

After the Punjab government extended the 6th Pay Commission term till April 30, SAD Spokesman Daljit Singh Cheema demanded the immediate submission of the Pay Commission report and implementation of its recommendations with retrospective effect.

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Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Daljit Singh Cheema condemned another extension to the 6th Punjab Pay Commission.

Asserting that the government had betrayed the aspirations of lakhs of government employees, Cheema said repeated extensions had been given to the Pay Commission for the last four years.

He said no effort was made during this period to fix accountability on the Commission and announce a time frame for the Commission to submit its recommendations to the State government. He said in stark contrast neighboring Haryana had announced the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations a few years back.

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Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Daljit Singh Cheema condemned another extension to the 6th Punjab Pay Commission.

The Shiromani Akali Dal leader also said the government had adopted a similar attitude towards other issues regarding State employees by not releasing around Rs 6,000 crore due to them on account of Dearness Allowance arrears.

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Daljit Singh Cheema condemned another extension to the 6th Punjab Pay Commission.

He said this included 16 percent Dearness Allowance and arrears on Dearness Allowance which came to around Rs 1.25 lakh to Rs 2.50 lakh per employee.

He said the government had even started discriminating against employees by announcing that new recruits would be paid as per central pay scales which were lower than the Punjab pay scales.

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