Harleen Kaur Grewal

Hyderabad, March 22, 2021: Salaries of over 9 lakh employees of the Telangana government will be increased by 30%. The Telangana government has also decided to increase the retirement age of the employees from 58 to 61 years. In this regard, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao made the announcement in the assembly on Monday.

This decision has been taken on the basis of the suggestions made by the commission headed by retired IAS officer CR Biswal in May 2018. Earlier, the increase in salary of government employees in Telangana was in 2014, when it became a new state. At that time, the government had increased the salary for the employees by 43 percent.

CM KCR admitted that the Corona epidemic had weakened the state’s economy and delayed salary increases. He said that this wage hike will be applicable to all government employees, even if it is a daily wage laborer.

Apart from this, the amount of gratuity received on retirement has also been increased from 12 lakh to 16 lakh. He said that as per his promise during the elections held in December 2018, now the retirement age in the state is being increased from 58 to 61.