Punjab Pay Commission and Dearness Allowance Latest News Updates 2021

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6th Punjab Pay Commission

The 6th Pay Commission of Punjab was constituted by SAD-BJP Government in 2016. The term of the pay commission was extended multiple times last by the Congress government till December 31, 2020.

Latest news updates of the 6th Pay Commission of Punjab and Dearness Allowance

2nd January 2021- Extension in the term of Pay Commission

Punjab Government extended the term of 6th pay commission by two months i.e. up to February 2021. It is informed that the commission has sought an extension as the report is yet to be completed.

11th December 2020- The final report is expected to be submitted by January 2021 –

The Chairman of the pay commission, Sh Jai Singh Gill has informed that the report is in the final stages. The commission is expected to submit the final report to Punjab Government by January 2021. As per procedure, State Government shall form a committee to consider the recommendations of the pay commission, and only after that, the employees shall be getting the enhanced salary.

22nd August 2020 – Punjab Govt Employees union withdraw Agitation

Punjab Government employees union withdraw the agitation after assurance that some of their demands shall be met. However, no official statement on the implementation of pay commission and release of pending dearness allowance was given by either Punjab Government or employee unions. As per some unverified newspaper reports, it has been gathered that the Finance Minister has hinted implementation of the Punjab Pay commission by December 2020.

19th August 2020 – Mass Casual Leave from August 19 to August 21

On the call of the Employee Union, the Punjab State Government employees have gone on Mass leave. The employee unions are protesting against the reduction in Mobile allowance, lower scales for fresh recruitment, release of pending installments of Dearness allowance and implementation of sixth pay commission of Punjab.


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28th February 2020 – Punjab State Budget for 2020-21

In the Punjab State budget for FY 2020-21, Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal has kept a provision of  Rs. 4000 cr for enhanced pay scales under the 6th pay commission.

The link to Budget Speech dated 28.02.2020 is available under “Sources” at Sr. No 1.

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Sources

  1. http://pbfinance.gov.in/state-budget
  2. https://punjab.punjabkesari.in/punjab/news/6th-pay-commission-will-be-implemented-in-punjab-in-december-1235060
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