Maharashtra government will implement recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission for its employees from Diwali in November this year.
Finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar told media persons that the Seventh Pay Commission will be Diwali gift to employees.
The decision will benefit 19 lakh government employees across the state.
It will put a financial burden of Rs. 21,530 crore on the state exchequer.
The finance department made provisions of Rs. 10,000 crore in its annual budget presented in March this year.