UT Government Employees of J&K, Ladakh to get allowances as per 7th pay commission from October 31

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The goverment employees of the new Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh — will get financial facilities as per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission from October 31, officials said on Tuesday.

The Union Home Ministry has issued the orders in this regard.

After the Parliament passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Bill, 2019, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on August 8 announced that all the financial facilities being given to the employees of other Union Territories (UT), as per the recommendations of 7th CPC, would soon be extended to the employees of UT of Jammu & Kashmir and UT of Ladakh. 

Accordingly, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has approved the proposal of payment of all 7th CPC allowances to the Government employees of UTs – Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, which shall come into existence from October 31, the statement said.

The move will benefit 4.5 lakh Government employees, who are working in the existing State of Jammu & Kashmir and will become the employees of UT of Jammu & Kashmir and UT of Ladakh. 

The annual financial implication of 7th CPC allowances like Children Education Allowance, Hostel Allowance, Transport Allowance, LTC, Fixed Medical Allowance etc. in respect of 4.5 lakh Government employees of existing State of Jammu & Kashmir shall be Rs. 4800 crore tentatively, it said.