Bengaluru: The state government would announce the decision to set up the sixth state pay commission while presenting Budget for the year 2017-18, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said in the Legislative Council on Thursday.
The Chief Minister said during question hour that there was a disparity between central and state government employees’ pay scales. He said, “The working conditions of central and state governments differ. State governments cannot formulate pay scale on par with that of central government. The state government has so far constituted five pay commissions and two official pay committees.”
The Chief Minister gave a combined reply to questions by Ramachandra Gowda, Capt. Ganesh Karnik, Arun Shahaur and Mahantesh Kavatagimath, all BJP.
Congress member V S Ugrappa wanted to know the wages liability. The Chief Minister, who also holds finance ministry, said that Rs 25,000 crore was spent on wages of the staff and Rs 12,000 crore towards pension in an annual budget of 1.63 lakh crore.