Governor directs release of last month's pending wages, salaries

The Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Satya Pal Malik, on Wednesday directed the release of last month’s wages of the casual/daily wagers and salaries of other categories of employees, working in different departments, who had not received the same till date.

 An official spokesman said that the issue of pending wages of casual/daily rated workers and other categories of employees in certain departments was brought to the notice of the Governor during the meeting of the State Administrative Council (SAC) held at Civil Secretariat here this afternoon.

The Governor, according to the spokesman, was informed that these workers have been put to hardship during the holy month of Ramadan, following which the Governor Malik directed the release of their wages forthwith. “The Governor asked the Advisors to oversee that wages are released to these workers by their departments by 31 May. The Finance department will issue necessary sanctions, wherever, required,” the spokesman added.