Mamata Banerjee announces LTC for foreign countries

Mamata Banerjee announces LTC for foreign countries

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday announced a bonanza for state government employees including Leave Travel Concession (LTC) facility for visiting some foreign countries ahead of the Assembly elections next year.

The state employees till now enjoyed only one LTC in their whole work life for journey in the country.

“You will get benefit every five years for Home Travel Concession (HTC). State government employees will get Leave Travel Concession every ten years and can travel to Travel to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Maldives and Sri Lanka,” Banerjee announced during a convention of the West Bengal State Government Employees’ Federation at Netaji Indoor Stadium.

Banerjee also announced that all state government employees will get 10 per cent hike in DA in January, 2016. The state employees will also get the privilege of revised salaries by the introduction of sixth pay commission from January 2016 till December, 2025.

The 10 per cent hike would reduce the difference in DA for state employees compared to their central counterparts to 44 per cent.

“In order to provide the benefits to state government employees, we will form a Group of Ministers, who will be led by Finance Minister Amit Mitra. The nitty-gritties for the pay commission would be finalised shortly by the Group of Ministers (GoM), for coordination with staffers,” the CM added.

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