J&K Govt Scarps ‘Discriminatory’ Rules

Brings All Employees On Equal-Footing In Terms Of Salary, Other Benefits

Srinagar– The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday the Probationer (Condition of Service, Pay and Allowances) and Fixation Rules, 2020, to bring all employees being appointed on equal-footing in terms of salary and other benefits.

The decision in this regard was taken in the Administrative Council (AC) meeting held under the chairmanship of the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, an official spokesperson said.

“The Administrative Council (AC) approved the scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir Probationer (Condition of Service, Pay and Allowances) and Fixation Rules, 2020, notified vide S.O. 192 of 2020 (successor of S.O 202 of 2015); with effect from 1st of August, 2022,” he said.

The decision, he said, will bring all Government employees being appointed in the Union territory of J&K on an equal footing with their earlier appointed counterparts who may be occupying the same/comparable posts in the cadre.

“Further, a significant number of grievances from the newly appointed employees and in-service candidates who apply for higher posts but are not given pay protection, will also be alleviated,” he added.

Earlier, the spokesperson said, the Establishment-cum-Selection Committee (ECSC) headed by the Chief Secretary had found these rules to be discriminatory in nature facing several impediments in their implementation, and had recommended their scrapping.

Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, J&K and Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor attended the meeting.

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