Govt orders deduction of day’s salary of employees for Kerala flood victims

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir governor on Monday ordered deduction of an amount equivalent to one day’s salary of every employee (voluntary for Non-Gazetted employees) from the salary for September as a contribution towards relief for Kerala Floods victims.

According to an order issued here, the amount deducted shall be remitted by the concerned DDO’s to account number under the title “Relief & Rehabilitation (other States)” with J&K Bank Moving Secretariat Branch.

“The employees shall be free to donate in excess of one day’s salary and all such donations shall be welcome and will be eligible for the necessary rebate under Income Tax Rules.”