A day after announcing the constitution of the 7th Pay Commission for revision of salaries and pension of state government employees, Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai requested the employees to work for an extra hour in appreciation of the government’s gesture. In reply to felicitations offered by the Karnataka State Government Employees’ Association on forming the pay panel, Bommai said: “I do not expect anything in return. You demonstrate your appreciation by working an extra hour at all levels. ” The CM said that government employees must work with dedication and efficiency to serve the people, especially the poorer sections. “We have to build a strong and prosperous Karnataka. The state should contribute $1 trillion towards the country’s goal of becoming a $5-trillion economy,” he said. He said the BJP government would implement the Pay Commission report as the party is confident of returning to office.