New Pay Commission to cause Rs 5277 crore burden; increase in retirement age mooted

Monday, Jul 13, 2015,20:25 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today received the 10th Kerala Pay Commission Report recommending a new pay scale to the Government employees causing an additional burden of Rs 5277 crore to the State exchequer.
Submitting the report, retired High Court Judge C N Ramachandaran Nair said the report suggested for increasing the retirement age of employees and teachers in aided schools from 56 to 58.
The lowest scale Rs 8,500 – 13,210 was increased to Rs 17,000-35,700 and the highest scale Rs 48,640 – 59,840 has been hiked to Rs 97,000-1,20,000.  Based on it, the monthly increase could vary from 2,000 to 12,000.
The minimum basic pay of part time contingent employees has been increased to Rs 8,500 and above. If the Government approves the report, lower division clerks will receive Rs 21,000 as basic pay and upper division clerks Rs 26,500.
The eligibility to receive full pension was reduced from 30 years to 25 years service.
If the government decides to implement the report, the hikes will be with retrospective effect from July 1, 2014. The arrears would be merged with the Provident Fund.