Govt relaxes age limit for unemployed Kashmiri migrants
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Jammu, June 29: Jammu and Kashmir government has relaxed upper age limit by three years as a one-time exception for unemployed Kashmiri migrants eligible for recruitment against available vacancies
caused due to de-reservation of posts and non-joining of selected candidates. This has been done as part of a special dispensation made under the Prime Minister's package for return and rehabilitation of Kashmiri migrants to Kashmir Valley, Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, Raman Bhalla, said today.
Interacting with the apex committee of Kashmiri migrants here, he said the decision has been taken by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who is keen to sort out the problems of Kashmiri migrants.
GoI announces special facilities of its employees in valley
The Centre has announced a slew of special facilities for its employees working in Kashmir valley including departmental arrangement for their stay, security and transportation to the place of work.
Officials said the employees working in the valley have also been given an option to move their families to a place of their choice across India at government expenses.
Besides, the Central Government will pay a per diem (per day) allowance of Rs 10 for each day of attendance to compensate for any additional expense in transportation to and from office to employees who do not wish to move their families to a selected place of residence.
"This will be in addition to the transport allowance, which the employee is otherwise eligible for," an official memorandum by the Department of Personnel and Training said.
The employees will also be given special daily allowance for food.
The move, officials say, is aimed at encouraging others to take up employment in the Kashmir valley and motivate employees posted there already.
The package of concession will be admissible only in the valley consisting of ten districts namely, Anantnag, Baramulla, Budgam, Kupwara, Pulwama, Srinagar, Kulgam, Shopian, Ganderbal and Bandipora.
Earlier this month, the Centre extended till this year end relaxation for Leave Travel Concession (LTC) by air for its employees to visit J-K.
"The condition is that air tickets can be purchased either directly from the airlines or through the department authorised agents," an official said adding that "travel by air continues to be in Economy class only, irrespective of the entitlement of the officer".
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