Chhattisgarh Governmwent has given a gift of Diwali to its employees. Chief Minister has sanctioned the second installment of arrears of seventh pay commission. This decision of State Government will benefit nearly three lakh 50 thousands government employees, causing financial burden of Rs 550 crore on state government.
Finance Department officials informed that State Government employees are being provided benefits of seventh pay commission from January 1, 2016 till July 1, 2017. State Government has decided to provisde arrewars amount in 6 wequal installments. First installment has been paid in August 2018 and the arrears to be paid in 2019 will be paid before Diwali.