Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb today met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi and discussed on how to implement the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) for the state government employees and pensioners. The Chief Minister also held extensive discussions regarding the progress of various Central & State Govt. schemes & programs in Tripura with the Finance Minister Besides.
Though assurance has been given by Arun Jaitley in providing full support from Central Government in all endeavours of the state government but according to sources no fund assurance for implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission has been given by the Union Finance Minister. Arun Jaitley was the one who unveiled the vision document of BJP promising 7th Central Pay Commission to Tripura government employees and pensioners once BJP comes into power in the state.
However it may be recalled that Tripura’s Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Devvarma who also holds the crucial portfolio of Finance had ruled out reports of serious financial crisis in the state and had said that any claims about serious crisis of funds in the state is ‘baseless’.
Pertaining to the grant of 7th CPC award for state employees and pensioners, Jishnu Devvarma said that “The three-member panel headed by former Assam chief secretary P.P.Verma is preparing a report which is on the verge of completion and will be submitted to the government soon. The Left front government left various anomalies and loopholes in the salaries and pensions of employees that the committee is finding it extremely difficult to plug them. Besides, many employee associations and unions have submitted memorandum seeking removal of anomalies and other loopholes,so it is taking time”.
He further added that “The term of the three member panel has recently been extended for three more months but the final report is expected to be submitted by the end of December. I however would like to assure everyone that there will be no dearth of money for implementing the recommendations of the 7th CPC for employees and pensioners”.
Source: TNT - thenortheasttoday