Governor Directs Time-Bound Redressal Of Patwaris Grievances

Orders revision of various allowances

Srinagar, Jun 27: Governor NN Vohra today directed for time-bound redressal of grievances of Patwar Association, who were recently on strike.  The Governor directed that a final decision regarding grade pay be taken by the Pay Anomaly Committee in a fixed time frame.

The Governor further directed the Revenue Authorities including Financial Commissioner (Revenue), Divisional Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners to clear all pending DPCs leading to promotions in a time-bound manner.  He also directed the concerned to submit a monthly report in this regard.

On a separate proposal of the Finance Department, the Governor ordered the revision of Siyahee Allowance of Patwaris from Rs100 to Rs200, record allowance from Rs150 to Rs 300 and fixed TA from Rs 100 to Rs 300.

Pertinently, these allowances have not been revised for more than a decade.(GNS)

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