Govt employees of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh to get salaries as per 7th Pay Commission
The Central Government has approved the proposal of payment of Seventh Central Pay Commission allowances to the government employees of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.
AIR correspondent reports, the two new Union Territories will come into existence from 31st of this month. Parliament, on 5th of August this year, approved a resolution abrogating special status to Jammu & Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and a bill for splitting the state into two Union Territories.
After the Parliament passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on 8th of August this year and announced that all the financial facilities being given to the employees of other Union Territories as per the recommendations of 7th CPC, will soon be extended to the employees of UT of Jammu and Kashmir and UT of Ladakh.
The move will benefit 4.5 Lakh Government employees who are working in the existing State of Jammu and Kashmir and will become the employees of UT of Jammu and Kashmir and UT of Ladakh from 31st of this month. The annual financial implication of 7th CPC allowances like Children Education Allowance, Hostel Allowance, Transport Allowance, Leave Travel Concession, Fixed Medical Allowance etc. in respect of government employees of existing State of Jammu and Kashmir shall be 4,800 crore rupees tentatively.