The Jammu and Kashmir state government has announced that it will implement the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission from April 1, to pass on the benefits to its employees.

A sense of major relief and joy spread among the government workers of the valley state as their salaries are set to bounce up significantly, very soon. Today, on 11 January 2018, the Finance Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Haseeb Dabru announced the budgetary proposals for 2018-19 in the Jammu Kashmir Assembly and said that the state government of Jammu and Kashmir will implement 7th Pay Commission recommendations from April 1, 2018 and retrospectively from January 2016. In addition to that, Dabru also announced that the government will give one per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) to them from July 1, 2017.

This was the key announcement in the budget session of the JK Assembly and Dabru said that he is committed to implementing the 7th CPC from April 1, 2018. The implementation of 7th Pay Commission will end up incrementing the basic pays of all state government employees by 14.27%. Also, the minimum pay will raise from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 per month. To every sarkaari officer of Jammu Kashmir, this will be a gift and a quick one. The pay matrix might as well be reviewed periodically without waiting for the long period of ten years.

Drabu said that the government employees will now get full pensionary benefits after serving for 20 years instead of the previous 28 years and that unmarried daughters of employees would now be eligible to get family pension benefits after the employee’s death. The finance minister also said that they will pass the below poverty line benefits to transgender community, unless they want otherwise.