No stamp duty on properties registered in name of women
Srinagar: The state government on Friday accorded sanction to the reduction in stamp duty on registration of properties and zero stamp duty in case the property is registered in name of the female member of the family.
A Cabinet meeting chair by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti approved levying of stamp duty of 5% in urban areas and 3% in the rural areas, if property is registered in the name of male member of the family, while a stamp duty of 0% would be applicable, if the property in both urban as well as rural areas is registered in the name of female member of the family.
Placement of JKPS officers in higher scales
The cabinet chaired by Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Friday accorded sanction to the notification of the Non-Functional (Monetary) Scheme (NFS) and its implementation in respect of members of the General Executive Cadre of the Jammu and Kashmir Police (Gazetted) Service (JKPS).
As per the scheme, a Junior Scale JKPS Officer in the pay band of Rs 9300-34800 with GP of Rs 4800 with 10 years in the Junior Scale of KPS will be eligible for placement in the Time Scale (non-functional) of Rs 15600-39100 with GP of Rs 6600 (pre-revised), after assessment by the Selection Committee. A Time Scale JKPS officer with 4 years service in the Time Scale will be eligible for placement in the Selection grade-II (non-functional) of Rs 15600-39100 with Grade pay of Rs 7600/ (pre-revised) after assessment by the Selection Committee. A Time Scale JKPS Officer with 08 years of service in Time Scale may be considered for placement in the Selection Grade-I (non-functional) of Rs 37400-67000 with GP of 8700 (pre-revised) after assessment by the Selection Committee.
The scheme shall be operative w.e.f 1st January, 2018.
Time bound promotion for engineers
The Cabinet accorded sanction to the implementation of the Assured Career Progression (ACP) Scheme in respect of the Gazetted Service of Engineering Departments.
The scheme will ensure a minimum of 3 Time Bound promotions in a span of 20 years for the members of J&K Engineering (Gazetted) Services.
The cabinet authorised the Finance department to notify the Scheme and issue necessary orders in this regard.
Engagement of 20,000 watch staff in schools
The Cabinet has accorded sanction to the engagement of ten thousand Watch and Ward Staff each in the current financial year and next financial year by the School Education Department.
The engagement shall be made by the School Education Department after following proper and transparent procedure through a specially constituted District Level Committee within the next 45 days, an official spokesman said.
Upgradation of PHCs at Rohama, Kot Balwal, Achabal
The state cabinet Friday accorded sanction to the up-gradation of Primary Health Centre (PHC) Rohama, Baramulla to the level of Sub-District Hospital along-with creation of 27 posts of various categories and up-gradation of PHC Kot Balwal, Jammu and PHC Achabal, Anantnag to the level of Sub-District Hospitals along with creation of additional 32 posts.
E-cigarettes banned in Kashmir
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, has ordered complete ban on sale, purchase and use of e-cigarettes in the entire Kashmir division, an official spokesman here said. The ban has been imposed keeping in view the harmful side-effects of e-cigarettes said to contain nicotine which is addictive and triggers changes in the adolescent brain and expose lungs to dicetyl that can cause a severe and irreversible lung disease. The communications reads the defaulters will be brought to book under the law