Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday decided to give fixed travel allowance to its employees, according to the recommendations made by 7th State Pay Commission 2016.
The decision to this effect was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, which was held at Lok Bhawan on Tuesday.
A press note from the state government said, “The recommendations made by 7th State Pay Commission 2016 with respect to the permanent monthly allowance (fixed travel allowance) was approved by the cabinet.”
According to the press note the state government spokesperson Shrikant Sharma told media that the cabinet has decided to revise the applicable rates regarding permanent monthly allowances (fixed travel allowances) from November 1, 2012.
“This decision will benefit more than 1.5 lakh employees working in various state departments. At the same time, the revised rates of permanent monthly allowance (fixed travel allowance) will be applicable with immediate effect. This decision will incur an additional annual expenditure of about Rs 20 crore on the state government,” it said.