Chief Minister Mayawati said the state government employees would get revised wages from December 1, 2008 and the arrears would be paid from January 1, 2006.
This will entail additional financial burden of Rs 5189 crore per annum on the state exchequer.
The state government will have to bear an additional financial burden of Rs 14775 crore to pay the arrears.
A committee headed by a retired senior IAS officer Jagmohan Lal Bajaj has also been constituted to suggest ways and means to revise the state government employees wages on the pattern of the central government, the Chief Minister said adding that the committee had been asked to submit its report with three months.
The Chief minister said her government had inherited an empty coffer from previous governments which is why it had demanded a special package of Rs 80,000 crore from the Centre to meet various financial requirements of the state.
Although the additional financial burden will have an adverse impact on the ongoing developmental schemes, all possible efforts will be made to minimise it by better mobilisation of its financial resources and curtailing unnecessary expenditure and checking tax evasion.