Includes 14,220 employments under CSS/CPS
Morung Express News
Dimapur | February 22
A total of 1,27,889 employees are under the Nagaland State Government’s payroll, with an addition of 2,634 in the last one year, according to official statements laid at the recently concluded 5th Session of 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA). There were 1,25,255 employees in 2019-20.
However, out of the total increase in employment, 1,719 were appointed in the current year under Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS)/ Centrally Planned Schemes (CPS) etc while the rest (935) were in different State Departments.
Overall, out of the 1,27,889 employees, 1,13,669 were under State Departments and the rest – 14,220, under CPS/CSS, informed the ‘Statements under The Nagaland Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2005' prepared by the State’s Finance Department.
It was laid in the Assembly along with the general Budget 2020-21 by the Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on February 13.
In the last financial year, the total employees were 1,25,255 comprising of 1,12,754 in State Departments and 12,501 under CPS/CSS etc.
According to the statement, a sum of Rs 5,49,141.64 Lakh (Revised estimate) was spent on ‘Salary Related Expenditures’ in 2019-20 and it is expected to increase to Rs 5,89,197.10 Lakh (5,891.97 crore) in 2020-21.
It translates to 27.99% of Rs 21,049.87 crore of the total estimated budget expenditure and 67.60% of total non-plan expenditure of Rs 8,715.30 crore of the State for 2020-21.
However, since the expenditure under CSS/CPS is included as development expenditure in the budget, State’s own expenses on salary is estimated at Rs 5,54,166.11 lakh (Rs 5,541.66 crore) or 63.68% of the total non-plan expenditure.
Top five employers
As per the statement, the department giving the highest employment is School Education with a total headcount of 26,713 employees. It includes 4,747 employment under CPS/CSS scheme. On its own there are 21,966 in the State’s School Education payroll.
With 26,140 employees – 25,823 as Civil Police and 317 under Police Engineering Project – the Police department is the second largest employer in the state. On its own, with a total of 26,140, the Civil Police is the single largest employer.
The Public Works Department, including Roads and Bridges (5,937), Housing (2,759) and Mechanical Engineering (896) is in the third position with combine total of 9592 employees.
Medical, Public Health and Family Welfare (9,260) and Social Security and Welfare are the other two departments in top five.
With just 21 individuals, Land Revenue Department had least number of employees. Border Affairs and Nagaland Information Commission were in 2nd and 3rd from the bottom with 22 and 41 employees respectively.