Employees get 7 percent DA


Jammu, Apr 26: Government Thursday approved release of 7 per cent Dearness Allowance in favour of its employees from January, this year besides according sanction to the constitution of State Planning Board – to function as advisory and recommendatory body so as to help the state government to formulate effective policies in key areas.
It was reliably learnt that the state cabinet, which met here this evening under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, approved the release of 7 per cent DA installment in favour of the employees. The issue was not on the agenda of the meeting but a cabinet note was referred by the finance department at the last movement.
It could not be ascertained whether the payment of the DA would be in cash or deposited in GP Fund of the employees.
The cabinet also accorded sanction for the constitution of State Planning Board – a proposal mooted by the Planning Development Department on the recommendations of the State Finance Commission.
“The Board will help the state government to formulate long and effective policies in order to boost the state economy and infrastructure”, sources said adding that the constitution of the Board has also been decided in the meeting.
The need to establish the Board was felt after the State Finance Commission pointed out that such an apex body was mandatory to analyze the financial sectors of the state and to help the government in taking up long term initiatives in policy sectors.
The cabinet also approved the release of COLA in favour of the Public Sector Employees.
Another proposal tabled by the Industries and Commerce Department for creation of staff for Trade Facilitation Centres at Uri and Chakan-da-Bagh LoC points has also been approved by the cabinet, sources said.
Officials said that cabinet also approved construction of Convention Centre at Jammu and Optic Fiber Communication assigned to PGCIL for execution in J&K.
Revision of the rates of Compensatory Allowance and Border Allowance was also approved by the Cabinet. The Cabinet also gave its nod to release of Cost Living Allowance (COLA) for the period ending June 2010 in favour of State owned Public Sector Employees, creation of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the International Trade Centre (ITC) at Pampore.
The Cabinet also approved the promotions of Sunita Sharma, IAS to Super Time Scale of IAS, Showkat Ahmad Malik IPS to the selection grade of IPS, Rauf-ul-Hassan, IPS to the selection grade of IPS w.e.f. 1.1.2006 on regular basis and promotions of officers to the various scale of IPS.
The Cabinet accorded Administrative Approval for construction of residential flats for employees at Pampore.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 26 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 27 Apr 2012 00:00:00 IST

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