Bhopal, Sep 26 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government Tuesday hiked the pay scales of its 75,000 employees, entailing an additional burden of Rs.4.10 billion on the state exchequer.
The state cabinet, headed by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, accepted the recommendations of a secretarial committee that was constituted to look into the recommendations of the Brahmaswaroop Committee.
The Brahmaswaroop committee was constituted Aug 27, 1997 by the Congress government to amend, change and revise the pay scales and consider the service conditions of the government servants.
Though it submitted its report on May 29, 1999, its recommendations were never implemented. A secretarial committee was constituted Aug 31, 1999, to examine its recommendations.
This committee submitted its report June 12, 2003, only to be examined by yet another secretarial committee constituted on Aug 7, 2003, with the chief secretary as its head.
Its recommendations submitted to the state cabinet Jan 17, 2006, were accepted Tuesday.
The cabinet also approved a policy for encouraging power generation through non-conventional sources.
Accordingly, any industry, institution or private unit would be eligible to set up projects based on non-conventional sources like wind energy, biomass and solar energy under the policy.