Friday 10 July 2015 10:39 AM IST, The lowest pay in Kerala government service will be Rs 17,000 and the highest Rs 1.20 lakh if the recommendations sail through. Picture for representational purpose.
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala’s lower division clerks will receive Rs 21,000 as basic pay and upper division clerks will get Rs 26,500 as basic pay, if the state government approves the recommendations of the 10th Kerala Pay Revision Commission report.
The commission, chaired by Justice C.N. Ramachandran Nair, also recommends Rs 30,700 as basic pay for high school teachers and Rs 28,000 as basic pay for secretariat assistants.
The lowest pay in Kerala government service will be Rs 17,000 and the highest Rs 1.20 lakh if the recommendations sail through. Part time contingent employees will be assured of a minimum basic pay of over Rs 8,500.
The report, to be handed over to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy later today, also recommends the raising of the retirement age by two years to 58 and the lowering of the minimum eligibility to receive full pension by five years to 25.
Teachers who have not been promoted to head master post may be promoted to deputy head master after a certain time, also considering their excellence at work, the report recommends.
A new grade will be added to the three grades over the lower division clerk. The new grade will be selection-grade, based on eligibility. The four grades up to lower division clerks will be retained.
The recommendations about the grades will be included in the commission’s second report. It will also contain recommendations intended to raise the efficiency of government employees and to facilitate the redeployment of employees.
The fitment will be raised from 10 percent to 12 percent. Those who have 20 years of service will be given half a percent weightage.
The minimum house rent allowance will be raised from Rs 250 to Rs 1,000 while the daily allowance will be raised from Rs 250 to Rs 400. Specs allowance will be raised to Rs 1,200.
If the government approves the recommendations, the pay hikes will be with retrospective effect from July 1, 2014. The arrears may be merged with the Provident Fund though.