IOK Gov’t approves implementation of 7th pay commission recommendations


JAMMU, 24 April (TNS): The puppet government of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday approved implementation of the seventh pay commission recommendations for its employees and pensioners with effect from January 2016.
There will be over 20 percent hike in salaries of employees due to revised pay scales that are coming into effect from April.
The decision was taken by the state cabinet meeting in Jammu on Tuesday under puppet Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. The cabinet approved implementation of the 7th pay commission recommendations for state government employees and pensioners, Finance Minister Syed Altaf Ahmed Bukhari told reporters in Jammu on Tuesday.
The decision would benefit around five lakh employees and pensioners in the state, he said.
The financial implications of implementation of the 7th pay commission recommendations would be Rs 4,201 crore annually while one-time arrears would cost Rs 7,477 crore top the exchequer, Bukhari said.
The state government employees can now draw the salary for the month of April 2018 as per the revised scales, he said.