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Salary of NHM workers raised upto 17 percent in Jammu and Kashmir

Last Updated on May 28, 2021 at 6:38 pm

In a major decision, the J&K government has accorded approval for substantial hike in salary of employees who are working under National Health Mission in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

The decision, in this regard, has been conveyed to the Union Territory in the approval received for Programme Implementation Plan for the financial year 2021-22 projected by the J&K government.

As per the approval accorded by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in addition to annual increment budget of 5 per cent, for the first time, an additional increment of about 12 per cent has been approved as hike in salary for NHM employees through restructuring and rationalization.

The exact amount of individual increment in this regard shall be notified by the Executive Committee of State Health Society headed by Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo, shortly.Financial Commissioner, Atal Dulloo, while complimenting the NHM employees for the incentive, said that this endeavor of the government is aimed at to boost the morale of the employees and encourage and appreciate their contribution towards working tirelessly in curbing Covid-19.

“Such perks are always being given by the government to recognize the services of those who put their selfless services for the cause of humanity and set examples for others to follow”, he maintained. 

Mission Director NHM, J&K, Mohammed Yasin Choudhary, said that the salary hike, particularly the salary revision was one of the long pending demands of NHM employees working in the Union Territory. It was under consideration of the Government and was actively pursued by the UT administration in the National Programme Coordination Committee Meeting for 2021-22 with the Union Ministry.