Report of the Fifth Meghalaya pay commission sent to Finance to examine: Dr Mukul

Shillong, August 02: The Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma said that the Fifth Meghalaya Pay Commission today has submitted the recommendation to the Government and the report has been sent to the finance department to examine and come back to the government to take the decision.

The Chief Minister Dr Mukul thank the commission for completing the whole process in time, the government want to see that this should be implemented after looking from all angle on the recommendation of the pay Commission.

The Government of Meghalaya constituted the Fifth Meghalaya Pay Commission with Mr  P.J. Bazeley, IAS (Retired) as Chairman and Mr Uttam K. Sangma, IAS (Retired) and Mr  Lambha Roy, IAS (Retired) as its Non-official Members. Subsequently, State Government included Shri Y.Tsering, IAS; Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya in-Charge Finance Department and Smti R.V. Suchiang, IAS; Principal Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya, Finance Department as Official Member of the Fifth Meghalaya Pay Commission. The Commission started its function w.e.f 1st August 2016.

In response to its Questionnaire, the Commission received responses from 77 Nos. of  Federation and  Associations, 31 Nos. of Other Groups and  Individuals, 22 Nos. of Administrative Departments, 54 Nos. of Heads of Departments, 31 Nos. of District/Subordinate Offices and 10 Nos. of Offices of the Deputy Commissioners and Sub-Divisional Officers.

The Commission received Memorandum from 63 Nos. of Federation and  Associations, 52 Nos. of Other Groups and  Individuals, 3 Nos. from Administrative Departments, 13 Nos. from Heads of Departments and 3 Nos. from District and Subordinate Offices.

The Commission held total of 12 sessions to deliberate upon and decide upon all the issues in connection with its terms of reference. Apart from this the Commission met and heard the detailed submissions and grievances of 78 Nos. of Federation Associations between 27th January and 17th May, 2017. The Commission met and heard the detailed submissions and grievances of 48 Nos. of Groups / Individuals   between 28th March and 02nd June, 2017. In addition the Commission also met and heard the detailed submissions and suggestions of 101 Nos. of Senior Government Officials who were representing their respective Departments/ Directorates between 03rd May and 17th May 2017.

The Commission visited Kolkata from 17th to 18th January, 2017 to meet and ascertain the grievances and other issues of the State Government employees located at the Meghalaya Houses at Kolkata and the Meghalaya House at Vellore. It visited New Delhi from 19th to 21st January 2017 to meet and ascertain the grievances and other issues of the State Government employees located at the Meghalaya Houses at New Delhi and the Meghalaya House at Mumbai.

The Commission also visited States of Mizoram, Tripura, Kerala and Gujarat to familiarise itself with the structure of emoluments and conditions of service of different categories of Government employees, the inter-service relationships, the comparative fiscal resources and other relevant factors in such States; acquaint itself with the pay package prevailing in such States and the manner in which such packages were linked to promoting efficiency, productivity and economy through rationalization of structures, organisations and systems within such States.

To take into account the existing amenities and facilities admissible to State Government employees in such States; and to examine the existing structure of pension, death-cum-retirement gratuity, family pension and other terminal or recurring benefits which existed in such States.

The Commission visited the Garo Hills region from 03rd to 05th April, 2017, Jaintia Hills region on the 25th April, 2017, West Khasi Hills region on the 28th April, 2017, East Khasi Hills region on the 29th May, 2017 and Ri-Bhoi region on the 30th May, 2017 to met and hear the District and Sub-Divisional level State Government employees.

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