New Delhi (10.09.2022): Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) has relaxed deputation rules to encourage All India Services officers and officers of Central Services to get posted in Jammu and Kashmir. Several measures are being taken to address the shortage of officers in the newly carved-out Union Territory. Due to this relaxation, altogether 22 officers belonging to various services and different cadres have been posted in J&K at various levels at a crucial time.
DoPT played a major role in facilitating the induction of J&K Administrative Services Officers into IAS by coordinating with UT of J&K, Ministry of Home Affairs, and UPSC. Union Minister for Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pension Dr. Jitendra Singh listed a few initiatives including special concessions/incentives to the Central Government employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached and subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the control of the Central Government. “They have been extended special concessions for a period of 3 years w.e.f. 1st August 2021 and the incentives include an additional house rent allowance, composite transfer grant, per diem allowance, the incentive for a period of temporary duty, messing allowance, facility to draw a pension at a place of settlement in relaxation of relevant provisions," said the minister.
In view of home LTC, it can be availed to visit J&K and Ladakh for which guidelines have been notified by DoP&T and this will enhance tourism to Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh and also provide an opportunity to all central government employees to visit J&K and Ladakh.