Hikes Retirement age to 62
Announces 23 % PRC
Amaravati, Jan 7: Showering a bonanza on government employees, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has increased retirement age, pegged PRC at 23 percent and announced a timeline for CPS.
Speaking at the meeting with various Employees Unions here on Friday, the Chief Minister announced a fitment of 23 percent, where the new pay scales shall come into force from January 2022 and has also increased the retirement age from 60 years to 62 years.
He said that the announced fitment is almost 9 per cent more than the suggested PRC of 14.29 per cent by the Chief Secretary Committee and will be in retrospective effect from 1-7-2018. Similarly, the monetary benefits will be applied from 1-4-2020 and the enhanced pay scale along with pending DA’s will be effective from January 2022, he said and added that the decision shall put an additional burden of Rs 10,247 crore on the State treasury. Also, all the pending arrears like PF, GLI, leave encashments will be cleared by April 2022.
Considering employees’ experience as an asset to the state, the Chief Minister announced to raise the retirement age from 60 years to 62 years to make better use of their services, which will be implemented from this January. In regard to CPS, he said that a decision will be made by the end of June, as a Cabinet Subcommittee has already been laid.
Jobs assured under compassionate grounds
Further, the Chief Minister assured that jobs will be provided to family members of the employees who died of Covid-19, under compassionate grounds by the end of June and also constituted a committee with the Chief Secretary to revamp the Employee Health Scheme (EHS) for better implementation and told to resolve the issues within two weeks. For those employees working in the Village and Ward Secretariats, a revised pay scale will be given from July this year after the completion of the probation and confirmation process by June 30.
He also announced to provide houses to those employees who don’t own a house by reserving 10 percent of the plots in MIG layouts in Jagananna Smart Townships and a 20 per cent rebate will be provided. The constituency will be treated as a unit and affirmed that no employee will be deprived of housing.
The Chief Minister said that many states are already implementing the central government’s pay revision and mentioned that the state government shall also follow the same from now on.
The Chief Minister held talks with the union leaders of various government employees organisations along w
ith Finance Minister Buggana Rajendranath and Government Advisor Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy prior to the announcement.