Cabinet meeting today
Qualifying Service, PSC Pay Hike On Agenda
Jammu, Aug 30: Jammu and Kashmir government is likely to reduce the qualifying service of its around five lakh employees from 30 years to 28 years, so as to enable them to seek full pensionary benefits.
Official sources told Greater Kashmir that the proposal will be tabled by the General Administration Department before the state cabinet, which is meeting Tuesday in the summer capital.
As per the proposal, sources said, the government employees who attain 28 years of service will be entitled to receive all the employment benefits including pension at the time of retirement.
Reduction of the qualifying service was one of the main demands of the government employees, who had launched a month long agitation across the state, earlier this year.
The cabinet, sources said, is also likely to give nod to the constitution of a new committee, to be headed by the Chief Secretary to hold negotiations with a consortium of the Spas Norway, Qzatin of Turkey and Hindustan Construction Company for the construction of 1200 MW Sawlakote Power Project.
The consortium had knocked the doors of court after the state government unilaterally cancelled their tender for Sawlakote Power Project without affording them an opportunity of being heard and decided to float new tenders in November 2006.
However, the state High Court later quashed the decision of the state cabinet. The government, since than, has been taking some steps to hold fresh negotiations with the consortium.
If sources have to be believed the cabinet is also likely to give its node for hike in the salaries of Chairman and members of Public Service Commission (PSC).
The cabinet will also discuss the recommendations of the 13th finance commission with regard to the fiscal reforms to be undertaken by the state governments, across the country.
Some changes in administration are also on cards.
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Lastupdate on : Mon, 30 Aug 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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