Salaries paid ahead of Id-ul-Fitr in JK

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Srinagar, Sep 28: Denying reports that treasuries had emptied ahead of Id-ul-Fitr, a spokesman of the Jammu Kashmir Finance Department said besides paying the September salary on Saturday, Sep 27 to employees, about Rs 4,000 crore were also paid by the state government under different heads.

He said the news report alleging that treasuries have emptied ahead of Id-ul-Fitr are totally baseless.

The spokesman said in view of the festival, all the bills have been cleared and even pay-day for September was also pre-poned to 27th day of the month.

Giving details about the amount paid from different treasuries of the State, the spokesman said that an amount of Rs 2,308.57 crore has been paid from different treasuries of the state with effect from July 25,2008.

He said an amount of Rs 526.07 crore has been released on September 25 and 27 against different likewise object heads of expenditure, clearing various bills and cheques at treasuries.

Bills and cheques pertaining to salary, pension, wages, leave salary, ex-gratia, relief contractor firms, material and supplies, SHG, Corporation, CDF, drug diet, land compensation and others have also been cleared up to yesterday.

He also said GPF and Gratuity Commutation bills have also been cleared up to September 12, 2008.

The spokesman said an amount of Rs 50 crore has been eleased in favour of Food Corporation of India (FCI) during the month on account of foodgrains lifted by the State Government and an amount of Rs 695.55 crore has been paid on account of power purchases from different corporations with effect from April 1, 2008.

The spokesman made it clear that there is no discrimination between the treasuries of Jammu province with the treasuries of Kashmir province.

All items are being released by the Finance Department up to a particular date, without any consideration of the location of the treasuries, he said.

UNI

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