After the Parliament passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Bill, 2019, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi addressed the nation on 08-10-2019, wherein he 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 government 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 UT of Jammu & Kashmir and UT of Ladakh, which shall come into existence from 31-10-2019.  Union Home Ministry has issued orders in this regard.  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 from 31-10-2019.

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.

Ministry of Home Affairs

[Press Release dt. 22-10-2019]

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