Sunday, April 13, 2008

Govt: PM looking into Lalu's concerns

Lalu Prasad had expressed unhappiness over the Sixth Pay Commission and asked for a review of recommendations. Sources within the government said that the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and AK Anthony has assured Lalu that they will look into the concerns over the Sixth Pary Commission. Sources added that the PM has asked the empowered group of Secretaries to look into the 6th Pay Commission recommendations and said that the committee will look at comparative suggestions made for Armed Forces, Police and Railway employees versus other administrative services. Government sources also said that the special committee will submit its report to the Prime Minister to be taken by the Cabinet.Lalu earlier slammed the Sixth Pay CommissionThe Railway Minister — Lalu Prasad Yadav earlier said that the recommendations provided by the Sixth Pay Commission, would promote disparity among the different sections of government employees. Terming the Pay Commission report pro-IAS Lalu had said that there was a lot of dissatisfaction among the Armed Forces, Paramilitary Forces, fourth grade employees, middle rung employees, IPS officials in comparison with the IAS officers. Lalu also said that there was unrest among Rail employees, who were threatening to go on strike and has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to have a relook at the recommendations made vis-à-vis Railways. Lalu added that the PM had assured him that a committee has been set up to screen the Pay Commission report and his concerns will be looked into.
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