Govt woos employees to work in Kashmir

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Jan 2019 09:00:44


 

NEW DELHI,

 

Govt offers special concessions and incentives, including departmental arrangements for stay, security and transportation for Central Govt employees working in Kashmir

THE Centre has extended special concessions and incentives, including departmental arrangements for stay, security and transportation, for Central Government employees working in Kashmir Valley for two more years till 2020, as per an order issued by the Personnel Ministry. The move is aimed at encouraging more employees to work in the Valley, officials said.


The concessions include an option for employees to move their families to a selected place of their choice in the country at Government expenses, the order issued on Tuesday said. Kashmir Valley comprises of ten districts namely, Anantnag, Baramulla, Budgam, Kupwara, Pulwama, Srinagar, Kulgam, Shopian, Ganderbal and Bandipora. The special grant also include departmental arrangements for stay, security and transportation to the place of work for employees, it said.


A per diem allowance of Rs 113 will also be paid for each day of attendance to compensate for any additional expense in transportation to and from office etc. Messing allowance is also paid to all the employees posted in Jammu and Kashmir at the rate of Rs 97.85 per day, the order said.