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J&K to implement 7th Pay Commission recommendations

January 11, 2018 02:21 PM

Punjab News Express
JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday said benefits under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations will be rolled out to employees from April 1.

Presenting the budgetary proposals for 2018-19 in the Assembly, Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu also announced release of 1 per cent Dearness Allowance for government employees retrospectively from July 1 last year.

The 7th Pay Commission recommendations will also be implemented retrospectively from January 2016.

Drabu said the government employees would now get full pensionary benefits after serving for 20 years instead of the previous 28 years and that unmarried daughters of employees would now be eligible to get family pension benefits after the employee's death.

The Minister also announced below poverty line benefits to transgenders, unless they desire otherwise.

Among other proposals, Drabu announced incentives to those serving the people in remote, far flung rural areas. He said the posting of employees in urban centres would be de-incentivised.

He said the medical claim insurance policies of all employees had been completed and this would now benefit 30 lakh people.

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