Thiruvananthapuram: The 10th Pay Commission for Kerala government employees in its second part of the report has among other things suggested reducing holidays, casual leaves and introduction of a comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme.
The second part of the report was submitted to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy by Commission Chairman Justice (Retired) C N Ramachandran Nair Thursday.
The Pay Revision Commission had submitted the first part of its report on the pay, allowances, pension and allied matters of employees and pensioners in July last.
The second part contained recommendations on health package and health insurance scheme, steps to improve efficiency, transparency and accountability in Civil Service and make use of IT enabled Services.
The Commission suggested to reduce the total holidays from 25 to 15 and also casual leaves from 20 to 15. The commission wanted to ensure 285 working days in a year.
The Commission suggested that government vehicles should be limited to Heads of Department and driver's post should be made driver-cum-peon.
A health insurance scheme should be introduced for staff, the report said.
For promotion, along with seniority, efficiency of staff also should be considered. Senior officers should assess the performance report of other staff every month, the Commission said.
Excess employees should be re-deployed to make use of them and should introduce Kerala Administrative Service System.
It wanted to close down uneconomic schools and end unethical practises in the Aided School Sector. It also recommended to scrap unwanted posts.
Chandy had stated in the assembly last month that the government would consider the Commission's recommendations after it received the second part as well.
He had also said that government would implement the recommendations by February next.