Srinagar, Dec 10:
Centre on Tuesday announced 7th Central Pay Commission allowances worth around
Rs 4800 crores for government employees of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh.
has approved Rs 4800 crore for the same”, Union minister G Kishan Reddy, said
in the Lok Sabha. The minister also announced two AIIMS like institutions in
Jammu and Srinagar.
Reddy announced approval
of eight medical colleges for Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
On August 5, the
central government had announced the abrogation of the special status given to
Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and its bifurcation into UTs.
passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019, Prime Minister Narendra
Modi addressed the nation on August 8 where he announced that all the financial
facilities being given to the employees of other Union territories as per the
recommendations of 7th CPC, would soon be extended to the employees of UT of
Jammu and Kashmir, and UT of Ladakh.
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 and Kashmir
will be around Rs 4,800 crore.
Of the total Rs
4,800 crore, a modest Rs 607 crore will be for children education allowance, Rs
1,823 crore for hostel allowance, Rs 1,200 crore for transport allowance, Rs
1,000 crore for leave travel concession (LTC), Rs 108 crore for fixed medical
Allowance and Rs 62 crore for other allowances.