The union cabinet approved the Sixth Pay Commission about 50 lakh governement employees will get an addition of 21% to their gross salary effective January 1, 2006.
As per the recommendations, those drawing a gross salary of Rs 20,000 per month are now likely to get between Rs 25,000-28,000 per month. The employee will also be entitled to arrears between Rs 1-1.6 lakh.
In the defence sector, it approved at least three assured promotions for all defence forces personnel and civilian employees under the modified Assured Career Progression (ACP) scheme. While civilians would get this after 10, 20 and 30 years of service, defence forces would be promoted under ACP after 8, 16 and 24 years. source UTVi News
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Tamilnadu TN, the government has given its approval to go for with the recommendations of the Sixth pay Commission.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.Karunanidhi also announced that the over 220,000 noon meal scheme workers would get a hike in salaries as they are being brought under special time scale of pay.

As against the demand of the employees for a basic pay of Rs. 10,000, the sixth pay Commission had fixed it at Rs 7,000 that was against the norms fixed on the basis of the fundamental requirements of shelter, food and clothing by the 1957 tripartite conference.

The rate of increment of 3 per cent suggested by the Commission fell short of the demand for 5 per cent put forth by the employees.

The Association also took exception to the implementation of the new pension scheme that was said to have come into force from January 1,2004.