Cabinet okays TLA, wage hike of contingency staff

ITANAGAR, Jan 29: The state Cabinet on Tuesday approved grant of tough location allowance (TLA) for regular employees as recommended by 7th CPC and the hike in wages of contingency employees, a release issued by GoAP spokesperson Bamang Felix said.

Earlier this month, Chief Minister Pema Khandu, in public functions in various locations, had announced the same as New Year Gift. With these, the employees will draw higher salaries and wages from this month.

It may be recalled that Khandu had announced to grant TLA for regular employees in two levels – pay matrix level 9 and above – Rs. 5,300 and Level 8 and below – Rs. 4100.   He had also announced to enhance minimum wages of skilled and unskilled contingency employees/casual workers/daily labourers/ALCs employed under GoAP.

The initial wages on a appointment of the un-skilled contingent employees/casual workers/daily labourers has been enhanced from Rs. 8,000 pm to Rs.10,000 pm and from Rs 9,000 pm to Rs 11,000 pm for skilled Contingent employees/casual workers/daily labourers. This in fact is a jump of 25% in case of un-skilled contingent employees and 22.22% in case of skilled contingent employees.

Further, un-skilled contingency employees in the category of 5-10 years in service were getting fixed wages of Rs. 9,000 pm which has now been enhanced to 11000 pm with 22.22% hike. Similarly the skilled workers in the same category who were getting 9500 will now be getting 12000/- which recorded 26.32% hike in their wages.  The category of 10-15 years recorded 20% hike in their wages for unskilled and 19.23% hike in the skilled. For above 20 years of service, a quantum leap of 45.45% hike of wages is recorded for unskilled and 47.83% hike for skilled, the release added.

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