Kerala govt employees to get hike in salary, retirement age to be raised by 2 yrs

Thiruvananthapuram: A handsome hike for government employees’ salaries and an increase in their retirement age to 58 from the present 56 are among the key recommendations made by Kerala’s 10th Pay Commission.

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy
The panel, headed by Justice CN Ramachandran, handed its report to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy at a function here today.

Among the various recommendations of the much-awaited report includes a proposal for minimum salary of Rs 17,000 and maximum of Rs 1.2 lakh for government employees under various categories.

High school teachers with service of 28 years should be promoted to the post of deputy headmasters, it proposed, adding that the minimum period of service needed for awarding pension should be lowered to 25 years from the present 30.

Accepting the report, Chandy said that the government would consider the recommendations and take appropriate steps regarding those.

An official release said that the first part of the report, that covers pay revision and pension, has been handed in now with the next part to be submitted within November.

Inputs with PTI