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Finally, the seventh pay commission for the state government employees has been successfully announced by the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday. On the occasion, Singh shared, “For the first time in the history of Chharrisgarh, the government has passed a budget of Rs. 81,000 crores to benefit around three lakh employees in the state.”

Singh said, “We are risk takers and our interest rates are very low when compared to other states across the country. We will build 1,200 km of railway lines without coming under the railway budget being allotted by the central government,” adding, “We are going to allot Rs. 1,400 crores for the development of the state in the future.

This state has become one of the few states, that implemented the recommendations that were made by the 7th central pay commission without any drawbacks. The announcement was made in the awake of mass protests and displeasure shown by the employees on large scale.

The state has primarily focused on the revision of House Rent Allowance and it is claimed that the pay commission has recommended HRA to revise to 27 percent, which is earlier 18 percent and 9 percent.

The views on HRA will be finalised by committee headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa in his next meeting.