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Bengaluru: New Year gift to state govt employees as Cabinet sanctions hefty allowances

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Bengaluru, Dec 5: In a new year gift to the over 5 lakh state government employees, the HD Kumaraswamy-led JD(S)-Congress coalition regime has decided to increase allowances to the tune of Rs 400 crore annually.

The allowances amount was increased based on the sixth pay commission recommendations.

The allowances amount with regard to driver facility, assistant facility, transport allowances and location of posting facility has been increased for the government officials.

Krishna Byre Gowda

Briefing reporters in Vidhana Soudha after the State Cabinet meeting in Bengaluru on Wednesday, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister Krishna Byre Gowda said the state government had already accepted the major recommendations such as providing relief to 5.2 lac employees and 5.73 lac pensions.

The 6th pay commission has recommended 30% hike in salaries to government employees.

The report was submitted to the previous Congress government headed by Siddaramaiah, who is now the coordination committee chairman of the JD(S)-Congress coalition partners. The increased pay would cost the state Rs 10,500 crore per year, the minister said.

With increased holidays such as Jayanthi (birth anniversary) of various seers and political leaders, the Cabinet has decided to constitute a cabinet sub-committee to study the list of holidays.

The government had declared holidays for Tippu Jayanthi, Kanaka Jayanthi, Ambedkar Jayanthi, Basava Jayanthi, Mahaveer Jayanthi and this had caused inconveniences to the government functioning and the public.

To reduce the number of holidays, the committee has been constituted, the minister said.

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  • abdul, udupi

    Thu, Dec 6 2018

    This is not right..Government is saying that they do not have the money in the state exchequer to pay for the loan waiver and they are increasing the salary of employees!

    Actually all hikes should be withheld at least for three years and funds have to be diverted to development.

    government employees do not work and amass a lot of wealth through corrupt means.

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  • Shanti Pais, Bangalore/Cambridge

    Thu, Dec 6 2018

    Krishnan Byregowda is one of the most sensible, highly educated, down to earth true leader. I have met him couple of occasions.
    His works and initiatives are great. Lot of improvements in our constituency. He is approachable and listens to our pleas. He mingles with people like any other common man. Other rotten stereo typical Indian politicians have lot to learn from him. I wish him all the best and hope becomes a PM one day (irrespective of party). India is in need of such leaders.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Dec 5 2018

    This is called Acche Din ...

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  • Langoolacharya, Belman / Washington,DC

    Wed, Dec 5 2018

    They should be paid by work they do....most of them don't do any work...hence don't deserve any pay at all....


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  • mahesh, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 6 2018

    yeah, those guys keep getting more and more salary at whose expense?
    Have thier work productivity increased?
    Go to a govt office and see.

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    Thu, Dec 6 2018

    Top of that they receive under the table and one of the most inefficient govt servants in the world like their POLITICAL MASTERS ! These thugs has got private and personal business apart from the Govt part time job during the duty hours ! They are blessed with hafety salaries including 200 days holidays with salary and remaining working days almost they disappear from the chair !

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  • Robert, Puttur

    Thu, Dec 6 2018

    When ache din will come in Mumbai ?

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