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PDP terms implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations a ‘historic step’

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Srinagar, Apr 25: The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday termed the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations in Jammu and Kashmir a “historic measure”, stating that for the first time in state’s history, the employees were accorded due rights sans any chaos or confrontation.

In a statement issued today, PDP general secretary Mansoor Hussain said the fact has been hailed and endorsed by one and all that Jammu and Kashmir has become the first state in entire India which has implemented the pay hike – a decision that would benefit around five lakh employees and pensioners in the State.

Mansoor said that despite the financial constraints being witnessed in Jammu and Kashmir and the plethora of liabilities left behind by the previous government “as its trademark”, the Chief Minister Mehboba Mufti battled all odds to accord the employees their due rights.

“It reflects the pro-people governance, selflessness and assiduousness in the system of functioning and invincible will to get the state out of the crises and ensure the system of fair play and justice all across,” Mansoor claimed.

He added that despite the fact that financial implications by the implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations would be Rs 4201 crore annually while financial implications on account of one-time arrears would be Rs 7477 crores, the State government went ahead with the decision as it had promised with the employees that there wouldn’t be this time any need to hit the streets for the fulfillment of the demands.

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