Monday 13 July 2015 11:40 AM IST, Thiruvananthapuram: The Justice C.N. Ramachandran Nair Commission will submit its report suggesting hike in government employees' salary today. Though the report was prepared earlier, it could not be submitted to the government due to inconvenience of officials, including Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.
As per the recommendations in the report, the minimum wage of police constables are likely to go above Rs 24,000 a month.
It is believed that the report suggests to hand over the charge of House Officers of police stations in cities and taluk headquarters to Circle Inspectors from Sub Inspectors.
If the recommendation is implemented, over 100 stations will be handed over to CIs. Now only very few stations including, the ones at Thiruvananthapuram Fort and Ernakulam North, are looked after by CIs. In several states, including Tamil Nadu, CIs are in charge of main stations.
According to reports, the commission recommends a minimum wage of Rs.17,000 and maximum of Rs 1.2 lakh for the employees working under the state government. It suggests that government increase the retiring age to 58 from the present 56. It also proposes to lower the ceiling of minimum service needed for awarding pension from 30 years to 25.
If the government approves it, the recommendations will be implemented with effect from July 2014. The due amounts are likely to be merged with the provident fund.