Special Correspondent

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala NGO Centre has called upon the Ninth Pay Commission to fix the minimum salary of government employees and teachers at Rs.13,000.

The centre, in a memorandum submitted to the Union government, said the higher salary scales should be retained as such and the minimum salary should be raised to reduce the disparity in pay scales.

Centre State president C.P. John and general secretary Manoj T. Sarang were among those who called on the commission.