Salary Dispute in Jal Shakti Department of Jammu Resolved

The Minister of State for Jal Shakti, Prahlad Singh Patel, responded to an unstarred question in the Lok Sabha regarding the salary of Jal Shakti Department employees in Jammu. Patel stated that no issues have been reported by the Government of Jammu & Kashmir regarding the non-payment of salaries since June 2022. The government has regularly released funds as per the approved budget, with an amount of Rs. 20,842.36 lakhs disbursed for employee salaries between June 2022 and December 2022. The Minister stated that the reason for delay in adequate/required fund disbursement does not arise.

Salary to Employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF JAL SHAKTI
DEPARTMENT OF DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 117
TO BE ANSWERED ON 02.02.2023

Salary to Employees

  1. SHRI VISHNU DAYAL RAM:
    Will the Minister of JAL SHAKTI be pleased to state:

(a) whether it is true that the salary to Jal Shakti Department employees in Jammu has not been paid since June, 2022 and if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether it is true that Jammu Jal Shakti Department Employees have staged multiple strikes and protests regarding the said issue and if so, the details thereof;

(c) the details of the disbursement for employee salaries under the Ministry; and

(d) the reason for the delay in adequate/required fund disbursement?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE FOR JAL SHAKTI
(SHRI PRAHLAD SINGH PATEL)

(a) & (b) As per Jal Shakti Department, Government of Jammu & Kashmir, no such issues are reported during the said period.

(c) As reported by Government of Jammu & Kashmir, the funds are regularly released as per approved budget and an amount of Rs. 20,842.36 lakhs has been disbursed on account of salaries to the employees of Jal Shakti Department between June, 2022 and December, 2022.

(d) Does not arise.

Source: loksabha.nic.in

Salary Dispute in Jal Shakti Department of Jammu Resolved

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