With the monsoon came some good news for Karnataka's state government employees after the government set up the 7th Pay Commission. The pay panel has been constituted by the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah under the chairmanship of former IAS officer Srinivas Murthy. This would mean that the state government employees of Karnataka will soon get to hear good news about a pay hike. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced the constitution of the pay commission in the State budget for 2017 - 18, for revision of pay - scale of about six lakh State government employees.
It may be recalled that the employees of the Karnataka government had called off the strike scheduled for May 4 protesting the lack of a salary hike. They took the decision following an assurance by the CM who agreed to set up a panel to explore the possibility of a pay hike. Now with the pay commission being set up, the Karnataka government employees can soon expect a pay hike.