THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told the Assembly that the pay commission report was in the final stages and that pay revision would be implemented soon.
“As soon as the pay commission report is received, further procedures will be expedited. The pay revision was due by July. Only 5 months are overdue, whereas during the time of the previous government it was implemented after 19 months of the due date,”
Mr. Chandy said in reply to a calling-attention motion by C. Divakaran seeking interim relief to the employees.
Walkout over price rise
The LDF staged a walkout from the Assembly on Tuesday after permission was denied for an adjournment motion on the price rise of essential commodities.
The Opposition alleged that the government was backtracking from market interventions owing to the financial crisis.
Food and Civil Supplies Minister Anoop Jacob denied the allegations and said that prices of some subsidised item were increased after a gap of seven years. He also said that market intervention steps were going on.