Special Concession to Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley – DOPT OM

Special concessions to Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached/subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the control of Central Government.

DoPT OM on special concessions to Central Government Employees working in Kashmir valley

No.18016/1/2016-Estt.(L)

Government  of India

Ministry  of Personnel,  Public Grievances  & Pensions

(Department of Personnel & ‘Training)

***

New Delhi, the 11th August, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:-    Special concessions to Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached/subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the control of Central Government.

The  undersigned  is  directed to  refer to  this  Department’s  O.M. No.18016/3/2011-Estt.(L) dated  20th April, 2015  on  the  subject  mentioned above and to state that it has been decided by the competent authority to extend   the  package  of concessions/incentives  to  Central Government employees working in Kashmir Valley for a further period of two years w.e.f. 01.01.2016.    The package for two years is as per Annexure.

2.   The package of incentives is uniformly applicable to  all Ministries/ Departments and PSUs under the Government of  India and they  should ensure strict adherence to the rates prescribed in the package. The concerned Ministry/Department  may  ensure implementation  and  monitoring  of the package in conformity with the approved package, and therefore, all Court cases in which verdicts are given contrary to the package would have to be contested by the Ministries/Departments concerned.

(Mukul Ratra)

Director

Encls: As above.

Download DoPT OM No.18016/1/2016-Estt.(L) dated 12.08.2016

ANNEXURE

ANNEXURE  to DOPT’s  O.M.   No.18016/1/2016-Estt.(L) dated the  11th August,   2016

DETAILS   OF  PACKAGE    OF  CONCESSIONS   TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WORKING  IN KASHMIR VALLEY IN ATTACHED/SUBORDINATE OFFICES OR PSUs FALLING UNDER THE CONTROL  OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT.

[Kashmir  Valley  comprises  often  districts namely,  Anantnag,   Baramulla, Budgam,  Kupwara,   Pulwama,   Srinagar,  Kulgam,   Shopian,  Ganderbal  and Bandipora]

I.         ADDITIONAL  H.R.A.  AND OTHER CONCESSIONS   :

(A)   Employees  posted to Kashmir  Valley:

(i) These  employees  have an option to move their  families  to a selected  place of their choice  in India at Government  expense.  T.A. for the families  allowed  as admissible in  permanent  transfer   inclusive   of  transportation    of  personal effects,  lump-sum  payment  for packing  etc.

(ii)  Departmental   arrangements   for stay,  security  and transportation   to the place of work  for employees.

(iii) HRA  as for Class  ‘Y’  city applicable for employees exercising option at (i).Such employees will be eligible for drawing the normal HRA as well at their place of posting provided Departmental arrangement is not made for his/her stay.

(iv) The  period  of  temporary  duty  extended  to  six  months.  For period  of temporary duty daily allowance at full rate is admissible, apart from departmental arrangements for stay, security and transportation.

(B) Employees posted to Kashmir Valley who do not wish to move their families to a selected place of residence :

A per diem allowance of Rs.50/-  is  paid for each day of attendance to compensate for any additional expense in transportation to and from office etc.

II.    MESSING FACILITIES:

Messing allowance is paid to all the employees posted in J&K @ Rs.  85.96/-  per day.

III. PAYMENT OF MONTHLY  PENSION TO PENSIONERS OF KASHMIR VALLEY:

Pensioners  of  Kashmir  Valley who  are unable to  draw their  monthly pensions through either Public Sector Banks or PAO treasuries from which they were receiving their pensions,  would be given pensions outside the Valley where they have settled, in relaxation of relevant provisions.

NOTE   :    1.    The  package  of  concession/facilities shall  be  admissible  in Kashmir  Valley comprising of ten districts namely, Anantnag, Baramulla,   Budgam, Kupwara, Pulwama, Srinagar, Kulgam, Shopian, Ganderbal and Bandipora.

2.   The package  of concessions/facilities   shall be admissible to Temporary Status Casual laborers working in Kashmir Valley in terms of Para 5(i) of the Causal Laborers (Grant of Temporary Status and Regularization) Scheme of Government of India,  1993.

3.  The benefit of additional HRA admissible under the Kashmir Valley package shall be admissible to all Central Government employees posted to Kashmir Valley irrespective of whether they are natives of Kashmir Valley, if they choose to move their families anywhere in India subject to the conditions governing the grant of these allowances.

4.  The facilities of Messing Allowance and Per Diem Allowance shall also be allowed to natives of Kashmir Valley in terms of the Kashmir Valley package.

Download DoPT OM No.18016/1/2016-Estt.(L) dated 12.08.2016

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