The Chief Minister of Manipur has sought three more months time to implement the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. Chief Minister Biren Singh urged the Joint Administrative Council of All Manipur Trade Unions’ Council and the All Manipur Government Employees’ Organisation to grant him three more months time.
Necessary steps would need to be taken and hence we require three months time, the CM also. A meeting of the CM with the government officials and members of the JAC was held following which time was sought.
What was discussed
The 90 minute meeting discussed various issues. Giving details of the meeting JAC’s president, senior Advocate Khaidem Mani said that out of the 22 points charter of demands submitted by the JAC to the State Government, the issue about implementation. He said that the representatives of the JAC urged the State Government to implement 7th pay at the earliest and even offered to work together with the State Government to appeal to the Central Government in case of any financial difficulties.
Meeting with Prime Minister
He further said that the JAC also plans to meet the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister, in case all other methods of persuasion fail . According to Khaidem Mani, Chief Minister N Biren said that implementation of 7th pay is a valid point but as Manipur is a poor State, the practical implementation will take some time. The president further stated that the CM listened attentively to the JAC’s argument that 7th pay has been already implemented in other States with conditions similar to Manipur and assured to take up necessary actions to try and implement the same in the State after proper analysis and research by the five member Fitment Committee formed in connection with the implementation of 7th pay commission.