In a New Year bonanza for state government employees ahead of UP Assembly elections, Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday decided to implement recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.

The decision is likely to benefit 16 lakh state government employees and six lakh pensioners.

“Wetan samiti ka faisla liya hai. Aaney waley samay mey lakhon karmchairyon ko laabh hoga. Issey kai crore ka bhaar aayega (We have taken decision of pay committee recommendations. It will benefit lakhs of government employees. It will put additional burden of crores of rupees on the state exchequer,” Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said.

b’A file photo of UP CM Akhilesh Yadav | Source: PTI’

Over 22 lakh state government employees and pensioners will get a hike of around 15-20% in their income.

The pay recommendations will be implemented from January 1, he said, adding in the days to come these employees will help Samajwadi Party form government in the state again.

(Feature image source: PTI)