7th Pay Commission: These government employees to get over 20% salary hike

Apr 25, 2018, 04:14 PM IST

In a bonanza to more than five lakh state government employees and pensioners, the Jammu and Kashmir government today approved implementation of the seventh pay commission recommendations with effect from January 2016. 



With the immediate implementation of revised pay scale, employees will get more than 20 per cent hike in the salary for the month of April, state Finance Minister Syed Altaf Ahmed Bukhari told reporters after the meeting of the state cabinet here. 

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The measure, however, would put extra burden of Rs 4,201 crore per year and Rs 7,477 crore in one-time arrears on the exchequer.

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Jammu and Kashmir is the first state to implement the 7th pay commission proposals. The decision was taken by the state cabinet meet headed by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. 

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The cabinet approved implementation of the 7th pay commission recommendations for state government employees and pensioners.The state government employees can now draw the salary for the month of April 2018 as per the revised scales.

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For the purpose of implementation of the 7th Pay Commission Recommendations, basic pay as on December 31, 2015, of employees shall be multiplied by uniform factor of 2.57 and then adjusted in the matrix recommended by the Pay Committee.

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According to the decision, gratuity shall be enhanced from the existing ceiling of Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh with effect from January 1, 2016, with increase in the ceiling on gratuity by 25 per cent whenever DA rises by 50 per cent as recommended by 7th CPC/ as per Central Government pattern.

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