The AP government has taken steps to give increased wages to the employees of the village and ward secretariat as per the new PRC pay scale from this month. In order to pay them wages including DA, HRA, and other allowances along with the pay scale; the finance department has created new accounts (heads) and made additional budget allocations. In particular, Finance Secretary KVV Satyanarayana issued an order on Monday to release additional funds of Rs.768.60 crore earmarked for the salaries of village secretariat employees.
The finance department will issue an order releasing additional funds for this tomorrow.
In this financial year, already Rs. 1,995 crores were released, and with the newly released funds; the total amount of Rs. 2,763.60 crores have been released by the Finance Secretary in the order. Increased wages for ward secretariat employees will also come to effect from this month. The finance department will issue an order releasing additional funds for this tomorrow.
Kakarla Venkatamireddy, Honorary President of Andhra Pradesh Village and Ward Secretariat Employees’ Association said in a statement; that despite it being a holiday, the finance department officials came and drafted all the heads related to the salaries of the secretariat employees. They prepared proposals for additional allocations following the increased salaries. He expressed his gratitude to Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy for issuing orders to pay new salaries to the employees of the secretariats as per his promise.