Govt decides to restrict overall expenditure within 20 % of budget estimates in quarter-1


Says employees will get only regular salaries with CEA from Apr-Jun 2020

Srinagar: In wake of prevalent situation due to Coronavirus outbreak, the government of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday said that the department are required to restrict the overall expenditure within 20 per cent of budget estimates, 2020-21 in quarter-1 (April-June 2020).

A circular in this regard was issued by the Finance Commissioner, Finance Department, Arun Kumar Mehta, a copy of which lies with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

“The employees will only get their regular salaries including Child Education Allowance,” the circular reads, adding that payment in respect of salary arrears, LTC, Leave encashment, may not be made during the period of April-June 2020 without prior consent of Finance department.

It further added that transport allowance shall not be drawn in respect of employees who have not attended the office during the lockdown period.

The circular further reads that advance payment for medical treatment would be given to emergency cases only, adding that the office expenses will be given to only committed liabilities which cannot be avoided.

Besides mentioning other things, the circular added that expenditure on other non salary heads including minor works, GIA may not be incurred without the prior consent of Finance department, adding that in case of Capex/plan budget, expenditure on essential activities can be initiated after the formulation of plan and uploading the work wise activity on the BEAMS with prior approval of Finance department –(KNO)

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