Ahead of the Gujarat assembly elections, the state government will execute all the pending allowances of the 7th Pay Commission which is expected to touch nine lakh government employees and their families. These allowances will be implemented as per standards of central government.
Women employees will be eligible to get six month maternity leave, without consideration of duration of job. The financial aid for death of government servant on duty has also been raised from Rs 8 lakh to Rs 14 lakh, the government announced Friday.
These announcements come after government employees union protested against the government.
Employees who have joined the government services before April 1, 2005 will be included in GPF (General Provident Fund) and old pension scheme. The state government has also decided to increase CPF (Contributory Provident Fund) to 14 percent, from the existing 10 percent.
Employees will be given a medical allowance of Rs 1,000 instead of Rs 300. The government has also announced relaxations in pre-service and departmental examination where English question paper has been cancelled. The state government had formed a committee of cabinet ministers to resolve the issues surrounding government employees.