With state election due later this year; govt plans on pay hike ??
With state election due later this year, the incumbent Siddaramaiah-led Congress administration in Karnataka is likely to announce a 24-30 percent pay hike for its 6.2 lakh government employees and pensioners in the state budget that is upcoming.
There have been reports in sections of the media that the government is also planning to introduce holidays on alternate Saturdays in government offices.
It need be mentioned that, work load has increased on the present employees as about 2.80 lakh posts are lying vacant in various departments of the government.
There have been memorandums submitted in this regard as well.
Karnataka State Government Employees’ Association president BP Manjegowda also confirmed this to the media persons.>