There is good news for employees in Jammu and Kashmir as the government is planning to implement the 7th Pay Commission report by April-May next year. Right now the state government is keeping an eye on the development taking place in Delhi with regard to the implementation of the report. The move aims to placate around 5 lakh government employees in the state as government is the largest employer, and job giver in Jammu and Kashmir.
The government in fact is waiting that once green signal comes for central government employees there would be no delay in implementing the report in Jammu and Kashmir.
A meeting at the highest level headed no less than the chief minister has already discussed the proposal of implementing the recommendations of the pay panel. The move aims to mollify a large section of population in the state as atleast one member of a majority of households is directly or indirectly recruited by the state government. The political dispensation feels that offering pay hike will pacify, and neutralize the anti-incumbency factor which has already starting taking shape against the coalition government. The 7th pay commission offers around 23 per cent hike in salaries and DA of central government employees and has also fixed 18,000 as minimum salary of the employees hired by the state.