Shimla: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday announced that the issues regarding enhancing the retirement age of the employees of the state government to 60 years and providing them benefit of 4-9-14 would be taken up in the state Cabinet meeting.
Singh, who attended the inaugural session of the meeting of Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) of the HP Non-Gazetted Employees Federation organised, here also announced Dearness Allowance (DA) to the employees due from July 2016 besides enhancing the Capital Allowance and Tribal Allowance in proportion.
He said the employees were backbone of the government who had been enormously contributing for the development of the state. The state government had always maintained cordial relations with its employees and all of their genuine demands had always been considered along with providing them a number of benefits from time to time.
Chief Secretary V C Pharka said the employees were the integral part of the government and it was due to their hard work that Himachal Pradesh had emerged as role model for the development of hilly states. He said the government has always been considerate to the demands of the employees and their genuine demands would be considered in future as well.
While discussing agenda items of the meeting, Pharka said that the cases of anomalies particularly in Grade Pay should be sent to him through the Secretaries concerned for further examination and redressal. On the issue of qualification bar of 10+2 and one time relaxation in promotion for class-IV employees to the post of clerk, he said an appropriate decision would be taken soon by the government.
He said vacant functional posts of exigency would be filled up soon for which he asked the departments to send proposals.
The Chief Secretary directed all the departments for expediting the promotion cases so that incumbent could get timely benefit. He also directed that the recruitment and promotion rules should be framed after consultation of NGO Associations and these directions must be adhered in letter and spirit. He also directed to expedite the cases of pending enquiries and departmental proceedings on priority basis and submit monthly report to the government on these matters.
As regards the pending Medical Reimbursement and Travel Allowance claims, he said Rs 5 crore had been released recently for the pensioner’s claims.
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