Mumbai: It has been decided to implement the 7th pay commission for the officers and employees of the Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran under the Water Supply and Sanitation Department of the state government, informed Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Gulabrao Patil. All officers and employees of the Authority will get the benefit of the Seventh Pay Commission from January 1, 2016.

It will benefit 2 thousand 118 officers, employees as well as a total of 13 thousand 118 employees including 11 thousand retired employees. On From October 1, 2021, employees will be paid according to the revised pay scale. Also, retired employees will be paid a revised pension.

The arrears of salary from January 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 will be paid by the authority and the arrears from April 1, 2017 to September 30, 2021 will be paid by the government in stages.

Revised pay structure has been approved for State Government Employees as on 7th January, 2016 as per the Seventh Pay Commission. However, the employees of Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran were being paid salaries and allowances as per the pay scale of the Sixth Pay Commission.

Like the state government employees, the employees of the authority were also being asked by the employees of the authority to implement the revised pay scale as per the Seventh Pay Commission. The decision has been taken against that background, he added.

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