Home Minister Amit Shah has approved the proposal of payment of all 7th CPC allowances to the government employees of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh, which shall come into existence from October 31.
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 and Kashmir and UT of Ladakh from 31st October, 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 Govt. employees of existing State of Jammu & Kashmir shall be Rs. 4800 crore tentatively.
After the Parliament passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 8 August 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.