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Government Employees to get Rs 2000 Secretariat Allowance

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All J&K government employees working in civil secretariat Srinagar and Jammu as well as in the offices of Head of Departments (HoDs) situated outside the secretariat would get a “secretariat allowance” at a uniform rate of Rs 2000 per month.

However, only the full-time government employees and not the employees on a contract, consolidated rates of pay, or part-time employees would be entitled to this allowance admissible throughout the year.

The allowance has been granted with a retrospective effect from 1 November 2021.

In this connection, the government Monday issued a circular providing for this new provision of “secretariat allowance” substituting Article 41-G of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services Regulations, Volume-I.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the constitution of India, the Lieutenant Governor is pleased to direct that Article 41-G of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services Regulations, Volume-I should be substituted by the 41-G Secretariat Allowance,” read a notification issued by the Financial Commissioner (Additional Chief Secretary) Finance Department, Atal Dulloo.

As per this new provision, the government employees, who are working in Civil Secretariat Srinagar and Civil Secretariat Jammu would be entitled to “secretariat allowance”.

The employees of the offices of the HoDs situated outside the civil secretariat, who were entitled to a ‘temporary move allowance’ would also be entitled to a “secretariat allowance”.

The “secretariat allowance” would be paid at a uniform rate of Rs 2000 per month.

However, the department has also put certain conditions which would govern the grant of this allowance.

The notification has specified that the allowance would be admissible to the “full-time government employees including those borne on contingent paid establishment working in such offices but excluding employees on a contract, consolidated rates of pay or part-time employees”.

“The allowance will be admissible throughout the year. During leave, the allowance will be admissible only in respect of earned leave and limited to a period of two months,” Dulloo said.

As per the conditions, the allowance would not be admissible during “joining time or transfer, if the transfer is outside Civil Secretariat Jammu or Civil Secretariat Srinagar or offices”.

It has been specified that as soon as the government employee is relieved by way of this arrangement, the drawing of allowance would cease forthwith.

“This notification will be deemed to have come into force with effect from 1 November 2021,” Dulloo said.

 

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2,55,874 New Covid Cases In India, Positivity Rate Down To 15.5%

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India on Monday recorded 2,55,874 new coronavirus cases, 16.39 per cent lower than Monday’s figure of 3.06 lakh cases. During the same period, the country reported 439 virus-related deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities to 4,89,848.

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At 22,36,842, active cases in India now comprise 5.62 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate marginally increased to 93.15 per cent.

Delhi also reported 5,760 new coronavirus cases on Monday. Meanwhile, the country has administered 162.92 crore vaccine doses.

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J&K: 85 people Died of COVID in 24 Days

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In Jammu and Kashmir, especially in the Jammu division, once again, the process of death of corona infected patients has started. So far this month, 85 patients have died. Of these, 54 are residents of the Jammu division. Many of the patients who died were those who had taken both doses. However, many of them were already suffering from some disease.

According to the National Health Mission data, eight more corona infected patients died on Monday. Four were residents of the Jammu division and four from the Kashmir division. In the Jammu division, two died in the Jammu district. A 65-year-old man from Akhnoor, a Gudha Brahmin, was also among those killed. The maximum number of deaths this month, thirty patients, occurred in the Jammu district. All of them were residents of different areas of the Jammu district. Twelve patients had taken both doses of the corona vaccine. Apart from this, four were residents of Udhampur district, while four were residents of Rajouri, two Doda, five Kathua, one Kishtwar, four Poonch, two Ramban and two Reasi. Samba is the only district where not a single patient died.

In Kashmir, seven corona infected patients died in the Srinagar district while four in Baramulla, eight in Budgam, three in Pulwama, four in Kupwara, four in Anantnag, one in Bandipora, one in Kulgam. On the other hand, not a single patient died in Shopian and Ganderbal districts. In the second wave of corona infection, the maximum number of patients died in the Jammu district.

Although the number of patients who died is less, the maximum number of patients are dying in the Jammu district. About 33 per cent of the total deaths occurred in the Jammu district. Principal of GMC Jammu, Dr Shashi Sudan, says that many of the patients who died after taking both doses were already suffering from other diseases. She asked all to follow Corona appropriate behaviour. She said that only by following all the protocols one could avoid the third wave.

Amish Mahajan

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In over two months, J&K Govt sacks 28 teachers

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With the termination of two more teachers of the School Education Department, the government in the past more than two months has sacked at least 28 teachers from the services for remaining absent unauthorizedly.
In an order issued by the Director of School Education Kashmir (DSEK), said that these teachers have been remaining absently unauthorized from their legitimate duties.
One of the orders issued by the DSEK, a copy of which lies with the news agency states that one among the terminated teachers continues to remain absent un-authorizedly for 19 years.
“One of the teachers posted at Primary School Khumriyal in north Kashmir’s Kupwara remained unauthorizedly absent from her legitimate duties from 01-07-2002, and the teacher did not resume her legitimate duties and continued to remain unauthorizedly absent for 19 years,” it reads.
It also states that the teacher was provided with an opportunity to be heard by DSEK on 06-07-2021 wherein she was directed to present herself before the directorate along with a statement of defence within seven days.
DSEK said that the teacher responded the notice on 15-07-2021 but on its examination it was found unsatisfactory and unsubstantiated and could not justify her long unauthorized absence
“The issue was placed before the Designated Committee and pursuant to the decision of the committee, the teacher is hereby removed from the service of the State in terms of Article 113 of J&K Civil Services Rules (Volume I) of 1956 and rule 30(vii) of J&KCCA rules 1956,” it reads.
Likewise, another teacher was also terminated for remaining unauthorized absent from her legitimate duties.
DSEK said that the teacher was absent from 01-10-2014 and had proceeded outside the country without obtaining prior station leave permission or the sanction of leave from the competent authority.
On January-14, the government has terminated three teachers of the School Education Department from the services for remaining absent un-authorizedly.
In the first week of December-2021, the government sacked one teacher followed by six more in the last week of November-2021 for remaining absent un-authorizedly
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25 Jan 2022, 5:49 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

39,799,202 Total Cases
490,462 Death Cases
37,071,898 Recovered Cases

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