Bonanza For Contractuals

Odisha Government today decided to enhance the remuneration of the contractual employees by about 25 per cent. Earlier for regular employees and pensioners, Seventh Pay Commission Recommendations were accepted and announced, which the State Cabinet gave Post Facto Approval.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today chaired the State Cabinet, which cleared the proposal.
Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi later briefed the Media and said  "The monthly consolidated remuneration of contractual employees will be increased by about 25 per cent at their initial appointment and 10 per cent increase every year till their regularization as per rules.”
Chief Secretary informed that the Cabinet also approved amendment of the Odisha Group-B Posts (contractual Appointment) Rules, 2013 and Odisha Group-C and Group-D Posts (Contractual appointment) Rule, 2013 in a bid to enhance the remuneration of the contractual employees.
The revised remuneration will be payable with effect from 1 January, 2016. Annual increase in remuneration will be payable after completion of one year from the next date on which employee completes one year of continuous service subject to satisfactory performance, said Mr.Padhi
Principal Secretary Finance, Tuhin Kanta Pandey said the hiked remuneration will be paid from the month on 26 September, 2017. "The contractual employees will also avail the arrear like the regular employees," said he.
 While the minimum remuneration for the lowest category of contractual employee will be Rs 8,070 at the joining, the highest initial amount is fixed at Rs 16,880.
 Meanwhile, the Cabinet also approved the implementation of fitment committee’s recommendation on 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) scales on pay and pensionary benefits for the state government employees.
The formulation of pay and pension as per the revised scale approved by State Cabinet will be in 17 different levels starting from level 1 with minimum pay of Rs 16,600. "Pay and pension are to be fixed in the revised structure by multiplying a factor of 2.57," Padhi said adding that the Prevailing revised assured career progression (RACP) scheme is substituted by modified assured career progression (MACP) scheme on the lines adopted by the Government of India, he said.
Dearness allowance will be included with emoluments for determination of Death cum Retirement Gratuity (DCRG). The earlier gratuity was calculated on the basic pay only, he said.
The existing ceiling of gratuity of Rs 7.5 lakh is enhanced to Rs 15 lakh, Padhi said adding that the minimum pension/family pension is determined as Rs 8,300 in the revised rate.
However, the employees appointed on or after January 1, 2005 and are governed on the new pension scheme, will be extended with DCRG on same terms and conditions as applicable to the employees governed on the OCS (pension) rules, 1992.

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