J&K:Governor likely to announce sixth pay commission next week

Jammu, Dec 27 (NAK): The New Year is expected to bring a pleasant surprise for the state government employees as Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra is likely to announce implementation of sixth pay commission recommendation by the next week.

Well informed sources told News Agency of Kashmir that the committee constituted by the governor to look into the possibilities of implementation of 6th Pay commission forwarded its recommendations to the State Administrative Council (SAC), headed by the governor on Saturday.

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If sources have to be believed the six members committee, headed by financial commissioner SL Bhat, has also favoured implementation of the recommendations at the earliest.

The committee sources added, has also discussed the pay anomalies among the state government employees and it has been recommended that the arrears in this behalf shall be paid to the employees from 2006 instead of 1996, as demanded by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) during its meeting with the governor on December 22.

“The revised pay, as per the sixth pay commission recommendation, has been suggested to be paid from the January 2006”, sources said adding, “However, it has been left to the SAC to decide as whether the arrears be paid to the employees in cash or deposited in the Provident Fund”.

Sources said that the governor is likely to announce the implementation of the sixth pay commission recommendations in the next week. “If all goes well the governor will himself announce the bonanza for the employees well before the next government is formed in the state”, sources told NAK, preferring anonymity. (NAK)