Jammu & Kashmir Govt Gives Nod to 7th Pay Commission Recommendations
The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday approved the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations making it the first state in India to do so. The employees will be able to draw revised salaries from the current month.
“As already announced by Govt, the employees to draw revised scales of pay from current month,” said the information department on Twitter.
“All necessary notifications regarding implementation of 7th Pay Commission Recommendations to be issued by JK Finance Deptt by this evening,” it said.
The 7th Pay Commission recommendations will be implemented retrospectively from January 2016.
Addressing a press conference in Jammu, Finance Minister Altaf Bukhari said that J&K is the first state to implement the recommendations of the seventh pay commission after Centre’s implementation two years ago.
“We don’t have resources but our honourable chief minister has made a committment and we have fulfilled it,” he said.
The decision would benefit around five lakh employees and pensioners in the state. The financial implications for the implementations of 7th pay commission recommendations would be Rs 4201 crore annually while financial implications on account of one-time arrears would be Rs 7477 crores.
According to the decision, for the purpose of implementation of 7th Pay Commission Recommendations, basic pay as on 31.12.2015 of employees shall be multiplied by uniform factor of 2.57 and then adjusted in the matrix recommended by the Pay Committee.
The benefit of House Rent Allowance on revised pay shall be available from April, 2018 and all allowances except Dearness Allowance (DA) shall continue as before while DA from January, 2016 onwards shall be paid on revised pay on new rates to be notified by Finance Department.
According to the decision, Gratuity shall be enhanced from the existing ceiling of ₹10.00 lakh to ₹20.00 lakh with effect from 01.01.2016, with increase in the ceiling on gratuity by 25 percent whenever DA rises by 50 percent as recommended by 7th CPC/ as per Central Government pattern.
The pensioners shall be given option to choose revision of pension by any of the two formulations suggested by the Pay Committee.
Arrears of pensioners shall be paid in cash in three six monthly instalments while arrears of all employees shall be drawn and credited to their G.P Fund accounts with moratorium of 3 years for withdrawal of same. However, there will be no moratorium for withdrawal in case of employees retiring upto 31.03.2021.
The implementation of 7th pay commission recommendations for PSUs and autonomous organizations will depend on the availability of resources with the respective organizations.
Regarding pay anomalies, the cabinet decided that the existing Pay Committee shall look into and address the issue of anomalies starting with the issue of anomalies of the Clerical Cadre.
– 20 percent average increase in monthly salaries
– State will bear Rs 4200 core annually and Rs 7500 crore on account of previous arrears
– Committee has been formed to review pay anomalies
– 20000 new posts of teachers and lectures will be filled on academic arrangements
– Employees to provide minimum 40 working hours per week in the offices
– Protesting wireless operators will be reinstated
– Committee formed for KAS promotions