The government has issued an order to abolish the six allowances, including the city compensation allowance, citing the adverse impact on the state’s revenue from the Covid-19 epidemic. This will save about 1500 crore rupees annually from the government treasury. About 16 lakh employees have suffered a major setback due to this order.
Additional Chief Secretary Finance Sanjeev Mittal has said that the Municipal Compensatory Allowance has been abolished by the Central Government and the Secretariat Allowance has not been approved to the officers and employees of the Central Secretariat.
On the other hand, the State Government is giving the benefit of salary structure to the State employees like Central employees and the Secretariat employees as the officers and employees of the Central Secretariat. In this situation, there is no justification for giving State Compensation Allowance to State employees and Secretariat Allowance to Secretariat employees.
Similarly, orders have been issued to abolish the 4 allowances specially given to the employees of various departments. Mittal has said about these allowances that it has been decided to abolish such allowances which have either been abolished by the central government in the past or are not in the central government and are getting approved in the state government. is.
On 24 April, the state government decided to postpone all these allowances till 31 March 2021. There is a possibility of loss of Rs 250 to Rs 900 according to grade pay to state employees and Rs 2000 to secretarial staff.