KalingaTV News Network
Bhubaneswar: The state unit of BJP on Thursday welcomed the BJD-led Odisha government’s decision to implement the 7th Pay Commission for the state government employees in the state, but with a caveat; it demanded inclusion of other categories.
The saffron party wanted more categories to benefit from the 7th Pay Commission, which Odisha implemented very late. The Central Cabinet had recommended implementation of the 7th Pay Commission a year ago.
“Odisha government’s decision to implement the 7th Pay Commission was taken very late. Other groups like teachers of all categories, employees of government industries and NACs and Municipal Corporations should also benefit from the 7th Pay Commission,” demanded Basanta Panda, President of Odisha BJP.
“The Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs), Anganwadi Workers, Gaon Sathis, Krushak Sathis, Gramarakhis, employees of Ambulance and Odisha Revenue Service Association also must be covered under the 7th Pay Commission,” Panda added.
This apart, the Nuapada legislator also demanded complete waiver of loans given to the farmers in the state like Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh have done.