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SAC approves removal of pay anomaly of clerical cadre

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Governor reviews preparations for conduct of Panchayat, Urban Local Bodies Elections

 SRINAGAR, AUGUST 1: In a significant decision, the State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, N N Vohra accepted the report of the designated Committee to remove Pay Anomaly of Clerical Cadre, who have been agitating for the same for more than a decade.

The acceptance of the demand has annual financial implications of around Rs145 Crore. The decision is expected to benefit the clerical cadre comprising around 25000 employees across the state. This will also boost their morale for better service delivery and performing better at work.

In terms of the decision, Junior Assistants, Key Punch Operators (Planning), Assistant Compilers (GP Fund) presently in Level-2 will now draw pay in Level-4 w.e.f 01.05.2018.

Steno Typists, Compilers (GP Fund), Senior Assistants and Jr. Statistical Assistants presently in Level-4 will now draw pay in Level-5 w.e.f 01.05.2018.

Head Assistants, Statistical Assistants, Junior Scale Stenographers, Junior Legal Assistants (Law) and Senior Compilers (GP Fund) presently in Level-6 will now draw pay in Level-6B w.e.f 01.05.2018.

SAC also reviewed the preparations for conduct of elections to the Panchayats and Urban Local Bodies in the State.

The SAC reviewed all aspects relating to the preparations and conduct of elections which, interalia, include drawing up of schedules for the publication of latest electoral rolls; their updation and finalization; publication of final electoral rolls; polling in Urban Local Bodies through EVMs; availability of EVMs and Ballot boxes etc, to enable conduct of elections inSeptember/October, 2018.

Governor directed the Chief Electoral Officer to finalize new Panchayat Halqas by 2nd August, 2018 for their notification, as may be required.

Governor observed that with the holding of elections to Urban Local Bodies and Panchayats across the State, the institutions of local self-governance will be revived resulting in their inclusion in the development process at the grassroots level.

 Clerical Association terms decision ‘historical’

Srinagar: Clerical Association led by President Ali Mohammad Mir and General Secretary Jeelani Naik on Wednesday welcomed the decision of the Governor N N Vohra led administration for clearing the issue of pay disparity/anomaly.

The duo thanked the Governor Administration particularly Governor N N Vohra, Advisor B B Vyas and Chief Secretary BVR Subramanyam, Principal Secretary Naveen Chowdhary and DG codes for clearing the issue of pay disparity/anomaly.

They also termed it as a historical win for the clerical cadre.

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