Punjab sets up pay report implementation
PUNJAB SETS UP PAY REPORT IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE
Chandigarh April 23:
The Punjab Government constituted a seven-member implementation committee for implementation of recommendations of the 5th Punjab Pay Commission under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Ramesh Inder Singh and directed it to submit its report with in two weeks.
The State Government has also in the meantime written to the Election Commission to grant permission to implement the pay commission report. The State Government had earlier got permission from the EC to let the pay commission present its report.
Punjab Government spokesman said the other members of the committee would be Financial Commissioner Revenue Romilla Dubey, Financial Commissioner Taxation SS Brar, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister DS Guru, Financial Commissioner Development NS Kang and Secretary Personnel Iqbal Singh Sidhu. Principal Secretary Finance SC Aggarwal would be the member secretary of the committee.
The implementation committee would initially go into the general recommendations of the 5th Punjab Pay Commission. The proposals with the views of the committee shall be put up by the department of Finance to the Council of Ministers Meeting (CMM) for final decision. While considering the recommendations concerning specific department, the administrative secretaries and heads of the department would be associated by the committee.
The proposals in respect of individual departments with the views of the committee would be processed and a consolidated memorandum placed before the CMM by the Finance department. The quorum of the meetings of the committee would be three but it should be necessary that the chairman and the Finance Secretary were present in the meeting.
It may be recalled that Chairman of the Fifth Punjab Pay Commission SK Tuteja submitted the report to the Punjab government on April 20. The Cabinet had already given in-principle approval for the implementation of the recommendations of the pay commission.