Kolkata: Bengal government employees are unlikely to see a pay revision. Mamata Banerjee government extended the tenure of its Sixth Pay Commission for the fifth time in a row. The latest extension, is for six months and is valid till 27 May 2019.
The state government had instituted the one-man Sixth Pay Commission headed by Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) professor Abhirup Sarkar on 28 November 2015. Its initial term was for six months but the state government kept on extending its tenure. The last extension was to end on 27 November and now, it has been given an extension for six more months.
The employees’ unions belonging to both the Left parties, Congress, and BJP have reacted strongly against today extension. The Co-ordination Committee of State Government Employees’ Unions of the Left has called for a tiffin-hour protest in all the state government offices tomorrow.