Govt orders release of pension

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 25: The Administrative Council which met here under the chairmanship of Lt Governor, G C Murmu has directed the immediate release of all pensions of one month to give reprieve to the retired class in view of the situation arising out of the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic.
The Finance Department has been asked to take necessary steps in this regard.
Advisors to Lt Governor, K K Sharma, Farooq Khan and Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam; Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education, Atal Dulloo; Principal Secretary to Lt Governor, Bipul Pathak and Principal Secretary, Planning & Development & Information, Rohit Kansal were present in the meeting.
The decision is expected to benefit thousands of pensioners in Jammu & Kashmir in the wake of outbreak of corona infection.
It may be recalled here that yesterday the Administrative Council, in a significant decision, decided immediate release of one month’s wages in respect of all daily wagers so that they do not face any difficulty due to the current situation.