The recommendations would result in an outgo of Rs 10,508 crore annually.The report was submitted by Commission Chairman and former Finance Secretary M R Srinivasa Murthy in the presence of Chief Secretary Ratna Prabha.The minimum pay in the revised pay scales would be Rs.17,000 per month and the maximum Rs.1,50,600 with the effective date of implementation suggested being July 1, 2017. The resulting financial benefit being paid from April 1, 2018.
Post revision the minimum pension would be Rs 8500 and the maximum fixed at Rs.75,300 per month plus dearness allowance. Family pension would have an upper limit of Rs. 45,180 per month.The existing pay and allowances were last revised on April 1, 2012 on the recommendations of the official pay committee set up in 2011. The recommendations of the fifth state pay commission had earlier been implemented effective from July 1 , 2005.
The Commission also recommended continuation of present retirement age at 60 years, but it recommended the government to bring down the minimum qualifying service for voluntary retirement from 15 years to 10 years and eligibility of receiving full pension be reduced to 30 years from current 33 years. The maximum limit of Death-cum-Retirement Gratuity be increased to Rs 20 lakh from the current Rs 10 lakh.(UNI)