Saturday, January 26, 2008

Haryana to implement 6th pay commission report first

Haryana will be the first State in the country to implement the report of the sixth pay commission, State's Finance Minister Birender Singh claimed on Saturday.

"We will implement the report soon after it's receipt and as a result of it the employees of the State Government will get more salary as compared to those of other states, Singh said speaking at the Republic Day celebrations in Rohtak, where he also unfurled the tricolour, according to an official release here.

The only surviving member of the Constituent Assembly, Ranbir Singh, who is father of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, was special invitee at the function. Birender Singh said that the present Government has not only withdrawn ban on filling up of vacancies, but also provided employment to about 20,000 youth during last about 34 months.

A target has been fixed to provide jobs to more than one lakh youth in next two years, he said, adding it was a matter of great pride that Haryana was ahead of many other states in financial management.

"The State ranked at number two after Goa in per capita income," he said.

He said that new schemes involving an investment of Rs 600 crore have been initiated to enhance the socio-economic status of members belonging to Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes and economically weaker sections of the society. Singh paid rich tributes to the martyrs and freedom fighters.

A colourful cultural programme was also presented by the school children and 16 tableux were taken out to project the developmental strides made by various departments.