Governor orders revision of Patwaris allowances

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SRINAGAR: Governor NN Vohra Wednesday directed for time bound redressal of grievances of Patwar Association, who were recently on strike. The Governor directed that a final decision regarding grade pay be taken by the Pay Anomaly Committee in a fixed time frame.
The Governor further directed the Revenue Authorities including Financial Commissioner (Revenue), Divisional Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners to clear all pending DPCs leading to promotions in a time bound manner. He also directed the concerned to submit a monthly report in this regard.
On a separate proposal of the Finance Department, the Governor ordered revision of Siyahee Allowance of Patwaris from Rs100 to Rs200, record allowance from Rs150 to Rs 300 and fixed TA from Rs 100 to Rs 300.
Pertinently, these allowances have not been revised for more than a decade.