The Cabinet Sub-committee which met representatives of nine Andhra Pradesh employees associations on implementation of Pay Revision Commission recommendations here on Monday decided to meet again on January 13. The meeting was postponed as the employees associations wanted to study the PRC report first before starting any negotiations and demanded the government to make the entire report public.
The government agreed and uploaded the report online. APNGOs Association president P. Ashok Babu said that they sought time to go through the report before making their demands on final revision and fitment benefits. Government earlier gave 27 per cent interim relief while the Commission recommended 29 per cent final hike while the employees were looking at 37 per cent to 42 per cent hike.
Government sources said they would first hear from employees and study what the government could afford and the implications of the decision. PRC Commissioner P.K. Agarwal recommended a minimum pay of Rs.13,000 a month from Rs.6,670 in the existing scale for the lowest paid employee and a maximum pay of Rs.1,10,850 (Rs.55,660) for the highest grade of employee. The commission overall fixed 32 grades of pay. The employees associations demanded fitment benefit of 60 per cent to 69 per cent on basic pay while the commission recommended fitment at 29 per cent.
Written by:ChandanaManabadi Results Updated at: 06:25:00