Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Cabinet on Tuesday gave its approval for revision of pay for employees of the four government-owned power companies in the Capital.

The recommendations of the Wage Revision Committee were approved with minor modifications at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

Ms. Dikshit later told media persons that nearly 4,000 employees of IPGCL, DTL, PPCL and DPCL would benefit from the decision.

She said the recommendations would be implemented retrospectively with effect from January 1, 2006.

The Wage Revision Committee headed by Justice (Retd.) Lokeshwar Prasad had submitted its report to the Delhi Government on December 10 last year. The report was then examined by a review committee.

The Chief Minister said the approved recommendations are slightly better than the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission.

The grade pay of all the pay bands will be reduced and brought at par with the Sixth Central Pay Commission’s while keeping the pay bands/scales same as recommended by the Wage Revision Committee. However, all employees will be entitled to higher salary as recommended by the Wage Revision Committee.

She said the recommendations have been accepted in principle and a detailed office order would be issued soon by the power companies.