Govt clarifies August 2 SRO

State government on Thursday issued a clarification over an August 2 SRO, which ordered revision of pay scales of clerical cadre employees in the State.
Govt clarifies August 2 SRO
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State government on Thursday issued a clarification over an August 2 SRO, which ordered revision of pay scales of clerical cadre employees in the State.

The finance department observed that consequent upon the up-gradation of various posts vide SRO 333 dated August 2, 2018, doubts were expressed regarding entitlement, admissibility of pay levels on account of in-situ promotions under J&K Civil Services (HSPSS) Rules, 1996, already availed prior to May 1, 2018 (the effective date of up-gradation of these posts).

"The issue has been examined in the finance department and is clarified as under: "Consequent upon the up-gradation of various posts vide SRO 333 of 2018 dated August 2, 2018, the in-situ pay levels corresponding to the upgraded pay levels as available under J&K Civil Services (HSPSS) Rules, shall be available prospectively from May 1, 2018 to such of the employees who have already availed or were due for in-situ promotions prior to May 1, 2018 in pre upgraded pay level structure," the clarification issued by the finance department reads.

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