J&K govt withdraws order of issuing advance salaries to employees

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Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government has withdrawn an order of issuing advance salaries in view of demonetisation to the government employees. Against the backdrop of government’s announcement on November 19 of sanctioning advance salaries, the RBI has said that the bank is not in a position to provide additional cash.

The state government as per order number 254-F of 2016, issued on November 23 by Commissioner Secretary Finance, Naveen Choudhary had cleared that the RBI has expressed difficulties in providing additional cash to Jammu and Kashmir Bank for payment of Rs10000 (Rupees ten thousand) advance salary to the Non-Gazetted employees of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir on November 24, 2016.

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The order further said that the salary for the month of November, 2016 will be credited to the accounts of all employees at the end of the month as usual. Earlier in an order number 251-F of 2016, issued on November 19, government announced to release part salary for the month of November 2016 to all non-gazetted and class-IV employees in advance in cash. “To alleviate the inconvenience faced by the employees and general public due to demonetization, government announced to release part salary for the month of November 2016 to all non-gazetted and class-IV employees in advance in cash,” the order said. Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee has rued the decision terming it as mockery. “This is what for opposition is fighting and opposing as it is hence proved that there is crisis in the country due to demonetisation,” Ravinder Sharma, Congress spokesperson here said. “The state government should not have taken its employees for granted and the withdrawal of decision is shocking,” said Mr Sharma.

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