Govt orders enhancement of wages of daily wage earners from 225 to 300 per day

Srinagar, Apr 23 (KNS): The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday ordered enhancement of wages of daily wage earners including casual labourers engaged in all government departments including municipalities and local bodies from Rs 225 to Rs 300 per day w.e.f. April 01, 2022. 
According to an order issued by finance department, a copy which lies with Kashmir News Service (KNS) it is hereby ordered that duly engaged Daily Wage Earners, including Casual Labourers, in all Government Departments and those of Municipalities and Local Bodies, as are presently in receipt of Rs. 225 per day, shall be paid wages @ Rs.300 per day w.e.f. 1st of April, 2022.
The order stated that it is further ordered that bio-metric attendance system will be enforced for all categories of persons engaged by Government in any capacity.
“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,” reads the order. 
It adds that 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.”
The order stated that the Aadhar based data base shall be reconciled to avoid duplication. 
“The concerned Departments shall submit full details regarding unauthorised engagements so as to identify officers or officials responsible for such engagements so that action as appropriate may be taken against them as per rules,” it reads. (KNS)

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