The Assam government will implement the recommendations of the sixth state pay commission report, which revised the payscale of its employees within the current year.

After receiving the report from Commission Chairman Bhaskar Barua here on Thursday, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi told reporters on Friday, “we have already provided Rs 3,382 crore, of the additional cost of Rs 4500 crore“.

“We will manage the gap of around Rs 1200 crore ...The effect to the recommendations will be given by the cabinet within two months”, Mr. Gogoi said.

“The procedure needs to be followed for fixation of pay that has been now been recommended in five broad bands instead of the existing individual pay slabs”, he added.

The chief minister said the pay scales were in line with the government’s recent decision to grant salary on par with those working in central government offices.

The report of the commission set up on May 30, 2008, was handed over by its Chairman and former IAS officer Bhaskar Baruah to the chief minister in the presence of Chief Secretary P C Sarma and his senior colleague Himanta Biswa Sarma.