Govt. okays setting up of 6th Pay Commission

By agencies   |   Thursday, 20 July 2006, 07:00 Hrs
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NEW DELHI: The cabinet today okayed setting up of the sixth pay commission for central government employees.

The cabinet said the term of the commission would be for 18 months. Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunshi said, "The commission will comprise one chairman of the rank of Minister of State, one part time member and one Member-Secretary of the rank of Secretary or Additional Secretary in the central government."

He said the Prime Minister would appoint the chairman and other members of the commission. He also said the commission will have the power to examine desirability, need and quantum to sanction interim relief.

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