Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: The Ninth Pay Revision Commission appointed by the State government in July 2008 is likely to submit its report in a week, presumably on December 4 or 7.

Indications to this effect were available after a Cabinet meeting here on Monday, at which Chief Minister K. Rosaiah is stated to have asked Pay Revision Commissioner C. S. Rao to expedite the submission of the report and set a ten-day time limit for it.

Sources said later after receiving the report, the Chief Minister was expected to accept it and make a formal announcement enhancing salaries, allowances and perks to the government staff. The employees are being paid an interim relief of 22 per cent pending submission of the report.

Earlier, expressing unhappiness at the Government allowing a third extension of 10 days for submission of the 9th Pay Revision Commission report by Commissioner C.S. Rao, the Joint Action Committee of Employees, Teachers and Workers, Andhra Pradesh (JAC) decided to resort to agitation.

After a meeting of the JAC’s Secretariat, its chairman V. Gopal Reddy said the aggrieved employees would stage lunch-hour demonstrations wearing black badges on December 4.

Co-chairman M. Janardhan Reddy said the JAC Secretariat had also passed a resolution condemning the police lathi-charge on students at the Osmania University on Sunday.