J-K approves implementation of 7th Pay Commission

JAMMU: The State Government today approved implementation of the seventh pay commission recommendations for its employees and pensioners with effect from January 2016.

There will be over 20 per cent hike in salaries of employees.

This decision was taken by the State cabinet that met here today under Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and approved implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations for State Government employees and pensioners, Finance Minister Syed Altaf Ahmed Bukhari told reporters here today.

The decision would benefit around five lakh employees and pensioners in the State, he said.  (AGENCIES)