7th pay commission: Over 5 lakh government employees, pensioners of this state will get benefit
7th pay commission: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Thursday surprised its employees by increasing by 3 per cent dearness allowance (DA) with retrospective effect from January 1, 2019. The DA hike, which is done as per the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, decision was taken at the State Administrative Council (SAC) meeting in Jammu under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik, said an official spokesperson.
The J&K government's decision would put a financial pressure of Rs 600 crore on the state exchequer for the financial year 2019-20, the spokesperson said, adding that the arrears accumulated on account of DA hike would be paid to employees as well as pensioners of all categories in cash after April 1. Image source: Reuters