7th Pay Commission for Jammu and Kashmir employees to get benefits from January last year
Now, state finance minister Haseeb Drabu has said employees will get the benefits with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016. The minister said the Mehbooba Mufti-led government is also working on a plan to pay the arrears to employees and pensioners.
Here is all you need to know about Jammu and Kashmir’s plan to implement 7th Pay Commission:
1.The Jammu and Kashmir government announced a 23.5 per cent hike in salary and post-retirement payouts on January 11. The announcement was made by the finance minister while presenting the budget.
2.The maximum salary, as per the pay panel recommendations, is fixed at Rs 2.5 lakh for the Cabinet Secretary, which is more than double the previous pay of Rs 90,000 a month for the country’s top bureaucrat. For other officers in the top scale– secretary or equivalent–the monthly salary is now around Rs 2.25 lakh.
3.The state’s finance minister on Wednesday told the Legislative Council that the government will pay the revised salary with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016.
4.The state secretaries, the minister said, will work on the modalities on paying the arrears to government employees and pensioners.
5.Earlier, employees, pensioners and casual labourers employed with the state government had staged a protest in Srinagar demanding implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission.
6.State minister Haseeb Drabu, while addressing the Legislative Council, said the government decided to implement the pay commission’s recommendations because it felt employees’ had the right to better pay.
7.The Central government announced the pay hike for its employees in June last year and a majority of the states have also implemented the recommendation of the commission fixing the minimum monthly salary for an employee at Rs 18,000 from the earlier Rs 7,000.