J&K govt to pay arrears to employees

The Jammu and Kashmir Government has approved the payment of arrears to its employees on account of implementation of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission.

Last Updated: Oct 28, 2010, 14:32 PM IST

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has approved the payment of arrears to its employees on account of implementation of the recommendations of the Sixth
Pay Commission.

The Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah last evening, approved the roadmap for settlement of the arrears, an official spokesman said.

According to the decision, the state government will mobilise its own resources to pay 50 per cent of the arrears while the Centre will be pursued to fund the balance amount,
the spokesman said.

The arrears will be paid in varying number of instalments and through the General Provident Fund for different categories of employees and which will have different lock-in periods, he said.

Class IV employees shall be paid in four equal annual instalments of 25 percent each starting from 2011-12, with a lock-in period of three years for each instalment.

Class-III employees shall be paid in five equal annual instalments of 20 percent each starting from 2011-12 with a lock-in period of four years for each instalment.

Class-II and Class-I employees shall be paid in six annual instalments starting from 2011-12. The first five instalments shall be of 15 percent each whereas the last instalment shall consist of the balance 25 percent, with a lock-in period of five years for each instalment.

Pensioners shall be paid their dues in cash in three to six annual instalments beginning from 2011-12, in relation to their categorisation in different age-groups, the spokesman
said.

The payment of arrears was one of the major demands of the nearly five lake state government employees, who had gone on strike several times over the past two years.

PTI