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Ahead of polls, UP govt to hike pay of 16 lakh govt employees

Lucknow: In a New Year bonanza for state government employees ahead of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, the Akhilesh Yadav government on Tuesday decided to implement recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

The decision is likely to benefit 16 lakh state government employees and six lakh pensioners.

“Wetan samiti ka faisla liya hai. Aaney waley samay mey lakhon karmchairyon ko laabh hoga. Issey kai crore ka bhaar aayega (We have taken decision of pay committee recommendations. It will benefit lakhs of government employees. It will put additional burden of crores of rupees on the state exchequer),” Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said.

He was briefing reporters after a meeting of the state cabinet charied by him.

The pay recommendations will be implemented from January 1, he said, adding in the days to come these employees will help Samajwadi Party form government in the state again.



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