The Maharashtra government is all set to implement the 7th pay commission in the state from January 2019 onward. An announcement in this regard is likely to be made today, according to highly placed sources in the finance ministry of the state.
It is expected that the arrears of the seventh pay commission will be given with retrospective effect from January 2016 along with dearness allowance for last 14 months. With nearly 19 lakh government employees, the arrears may cost the exchequer Rs. 40,000 crore.
Minister of State for Finance Deepak Kesarkar announced the implementation in Legislative Council on 30th November during the Question Hour. The government had appointed a committee headed by retired bureaucrat KP Bakshi over the issue but will not wait for the report for its implementation.
Harish Rawat-led Uttarakhand government was reportedly the first government to implement the recommendations of the commission.