The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday withdrew its decision to pay its non-gazetted employees part of their salary in cash. “The RBI has expressed difficulties in providing additional cash to Jammu and Kashmir Bank for payment of Rs 10,000 advance salary to the non-gazetted employees of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir on 24th November 2016,” read a government order issued by Commissioner-Secretary Finance Navin K Choudhary.
“The salary for the month of November 2016 will be credited to the accounts of all the employees at the end of the month as usual. However, employees are free to withdraw cash requirement from their bank accounts within the ceiling imposed by RBI/Central government as on date,” it said.
The state government had on November 19 announced it would pay Rs 10,000 in cash as advance salary for the month to all its non-gazetted employees by November 24. The decision was taken at a meeting to review the inconvenience being faced by employees and the public due to demonetisation and subsequent directions from Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, the order said.