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6th Punjab Pay Commission

The 6th Pay Commission of Punjab is due since 2016. The commission was formed by the previous Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)- BJP alliance government in February 2016 under the chairmanship of R.S Mann, a former Chief Secretary. The current Congress government, led by Captain Amrinder Singh appointed Jai Singh Gill, a former Chief Secretary, the Chairman of the Commission in April 2017 due to the resignation of Sh. R.S Mann. The State Government has since then extended the term of the 6th Pay commission of Punjab multiple times the latest till December 31, 2020.

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

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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31st July 2020 – Montek Singh Ahluwalia Headed Expert Group Report

In a report titled “Medium and Long term post-COVID economic strategy for Punjab”, the expert group headed by Sh. Montek Singh Ahluwalia has made the following suggestions:

  • The penal has suggested not making payment of deferred dearness allowance of 16% by the Punjab State Government.
  • The Pay scales of Punjab State Govt employees are much higher than the central govt employees. The Penal has suggested introducing only central pay scales for fresh recruitment and that the existing employees should not get additional payments till the time central pay scales match with their present scales.

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

While presenting the budget for FY 2020-21, Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal announced that a provision of Rs. 4000 cr has been kept in the budget for enhanced pay scales of employees/Pensioner under the 6th pay commission. He further said that the recommendations of the commission shall be implemented during FY 2020-21. Further, it was announced that 6% of pending DA shall be released within a week.

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

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  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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