Jun 2, 2016

No allocations for 7th pay commission: Drabu



J&K - He said J&K’s existing resource position doesn’t permit him to make budgetary allocations for implementation of the recommendations.


The State Government is unlikely to implement the 7th pay commission recommendations with Finance Minister Dr Haseeb Drabu on Monday revealing that no budgetary allocation has been made for implementation of the recommendation.

“While I am happy to be able to release the dues of employees in time, I must share with this House that I have not been able to make provisions for implementation of the impending 7th Pay Commission Award,” said Drabu while presenting the budget in the State Assembly. 

He said J&K’s existing resource position doesn’t permit him to make budgetary allocations for implementation of the recommendations. 

“Also, what is staring us in the face is the possibility of having to make provisions for the estimated 61,000 casual and other workers,” Drabu said.



The Finance Minister said successive Governments have implemented the recommendations of previous Pay Commissions much to the detriment of the financial health of the State as he suggested to the House to debate the “ramifications” of implementations of the Commissions’ suggestions.