Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday said it was time for pay revision of State government employees. “The issue of setting up another pay commission is under consideration,” he said.
Speaking after inaugurating the diamond jubilee celebrations of Karnataka Government Secretariat Employees’ Association at Vidhana Soudha, Mr. Siddaramaiah said he was aware of the employees’ demand for wages on par with Central government employees. “I know that the Centre is implementing the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission. In this context, we will discuss the feasibility of setting up another pay commission at the government level,” he said.
Earlier, members of the association, led by president Mahadevaiah Matapathi, submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister seeking pay on par with Central employees, session allowance for all Vidhana Soudha employees, and a site for the association’s building.