The Mahavikas Aghadi (MVA) government has approved the implementation of the seventh pay commission for 1,586 permanent and 410 retired employees of Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC). According to the commission, the revised pay scale will be available from October 1, 2019. So, this year, it’s ‘Bumper Diwali’ for the MBMC’s employees.
Since the advent of the 7th Pay Commission, the employees of the corporation were demanding for it. In this regards, in the General Body Meeting held in February 2020, it was decided to implement the 7th pay commission for the employees and officers of the corporation. In March, the then commissioner had submitted a proposal to the Urban Development Department for approval of the revised pay scale as per the recommendations of the commission.
Shyam Mhapralkar, President and General Secretary of Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation unit of Kamgar Sena, had submitted a memorandum to Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde and MLA Pratap Sarnaik for the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission. Sarnaik was pursuing the matter with the Urban Development Minister and the department for approval.
The government has approved the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission. On Thursday, Navnath Wath, Under Secretary, has sent the order to the municipal commissioner Dr Vijay Rathod. 1586 permanent and 410 retired employees of the corporation will get the benefit from this.
At present, the cumulative salary of the employees is around Rs. 5, 16,14,064 per month. However, after the 7th Pay Commission gets implemented, the expenditure will rise to whopping Rs 6,74,09,633. The decision has created an atmosphere of happiness among the employees. However, Geeta Jain, the Independent MLA from Mira Bhayandar has hinted about the decision in her last press conference.
How much they will get the salary hike?
As per the commission, the salaries of the Group D employees will be increased by about seven thousand per month, while the salaries of the Group C employees’ will get the hiked of Rs 9,000. “However, the salaries of senior clerks, junior engineers i.e. Group II salaries will raise up to Rs 12,000 to 14,000. Significantly, the Class 1 officers will take home about Rs 15,000 to 16,000 more to home,” said the sources.