J-K Govt enhances minimum wages of daily wagers

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Government of Jammu and Kashmir

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Government on Tuesday ordered the enhancement of wages of daily wage earners, besides implementing bio-metric attendance systems for all categories of persons engaged by the government.

“It is hereby ordered that duly engaged Daily Rated Workers, including Casual Labourers, in all Government Departments and those of Municipalities & Local Bodies, as are in receipt of Rs 300 per day, shall be paid wages Rs 311 per day w.e.f. 17.10.2022,” reads the order.

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It further reads that bio-metric attendance systems will be enforced for all categories of persons engaged by the government in any capacity.

It said that the concerned DDO/Controlling Officer shall certify with every bill that the daily rated workers/casual workers have worked for the prescribed time period every day and that their performance has been satisfactory.

“With respect to field staff, where bio-metric attendance may be difficult, the concerned DDO shall certify attendance. However, such staff shall be required to mark attendance at defined intervals,” it added.

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It said that the Aadhar-based database shall be reconciled to avoid duplication.

“The concerned Departments shall submit full details regarding unauthorized engagements so as to identify officers/officials responsible for such engagements so that action as appropriate may be taken against them as per rules. The number of hours of engagement may be restricted to budget availability,” it added.

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