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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Tamil Nadu approves pay hike for Govt employees, Teachers - 7th Pay Commission

Tamil Nadu announces a manifold revision in wages of nearly 12 lakh state govt employees and teachers, in line with the 7th Pay Commission : View / Download

Chennai: In a bonanza for nearly 12 lakh employees and teachers, the Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday announced a manifold revision in minimum and maximum wages in line with the 7th Pay Commission.
Following the move, the government would incur an additional expense of Rs14,719 crore annually, chief minister K.Palaniswami said.
A meeting of the state cabinet chaired by him earlier in the day accepted the recommendations made by a panel in this regard based on the 7th Pay Commission suggestions.
The new wage structure was arrived at using the 2.57 multiplication factor followed by the central government, the chief minister said.
“Accordingly minimum wage has been determined at Rs15,700 as against the existing Rs6,100 while the maximum wage will be Rs2.25 lakh,” he said in a statement.
The existing maximum wage was Rs77,000. The hike in various allowances include HRA were more than previous revisions, Palaniswami said.
Further, the 2.57 multiplication factor had been used to revise pension/family pension, which will be Rs7,850.
The decision would benefit seven lakh pensioners, he said.
Maximum pension would be Rs1,12,500 and family pension would be Rs 67,500, he said adding the ceiling on gratuity at the time of retirement had been increased from Rs10 lakh to Rs20 lakh.
Wage revision benefits were also being extended to nutritious meal scheme workers, Anganwadi staff and village panchayat officers, the chief minister said. He also announced a 30% hike for those employees receiving consolidated pay.

International Day of the Girl Child ( 11 October )

International Day of the Girl Child ( 11 October ) observed across the world 
Third International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC) was observed across the world on 11 October 2014. The theme was Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence.

The theme of IDGC was selected in recognition of the importance of investing in and empowering girls during adolescence and preventing and eliminating the various forms of violence they experience.
On this day, Governments, the UN system, civil society, and public and private institutions were called on to join forces and reaffirm their commitment to end the scourge of violence against adolescent girls and to promote their empowerment by
• Investing in adolescent girls to equip them with skills, confidence, and life options: through family, schools, technical and vocational education and training, and health, social and economic support systems
• Making infrastructure, services, and technology accessible to girls and effective in meeting their needs for safety, connectivity and mobility
• Facilitating adolescent girls engagement in civic, economic and political life
• Continuing to advocate for making violence against girls and women visible and unacceptable both in private and public domains
• Strengthening data, measurement and the evidence base in relation to the empowerment of and violence against adolescent girls
In India, as a part of IDGC, PM Narendra Modi invited ideas on Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, exhorted the people of India to pledge to create an atmosphere for equality for the girl child and to end gender-based discrimination in India.
About International Day of the Girl Child
The United Nations adopted a resolution in 2011 and designated 11 October as International Day of the Girl Child for promoting the rights of girls and addressing the unique challenges they face.
• IDGC is intended to draw attention to the uncontested fact that everywhere in the world girls face some sort of discrimination.
• The first IDGC was observed in 2012 with the theme Ending Child Marriage and the second IDGC was observed in 2013 with the theme Innovating for Girl’s Education.