Biren seeks central aid to implement 7th CPC
IMPHAL, 4th June:
As the demand for implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission by the state government employees grows louder, chief minister N Biren Monday wrote to union minister of state for finance Shiv Pratap Shukla for central assistance in implementing the revised pay in the state. In his letter to the union minister, who is currently in Imphal, Biren highlighted the ongoing agitation of government employees, which has been hampering official works, especially in the state secretariat. He also stated that adopting the same pattern of the 7th CPC may not be feasible or justifiable for the state while adding that the state will need additional resources from the ministry of finance for implementing the same in whichever pattern or scenario the government adopts. Mentioning that the state is emerging out of the shadows of insurgency, the CM said that timely support of the central government would help in normalising the environment while urging the minister for his personal and special intervention in providing additional resources for adopting the revised pay in the state. Stating that the state government is facing a debt burden of over Rs 9000 crore resulting in hampering development initiatives, Biren urged the Centre to look for possibilities of loan waiver by the Centre as special measure.