Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday said that it has decided to pay 50 per cent of arrear of Sixth Pay Commission to the State employees in phased manner.

“Jammu and Kashmir government Government has decided to pay 50 per cent of the arrears out of its own resource in a phased manner, the remaining 50 per cent arrears would be met out of the Central assistance sought for this purpose,” Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather said here.

Jammu and Kashmir is among few States of the country which has implemented Sixth Pay Commission recommendation for its employees, he said.

The State government has also decided to regularise services for all contractual, adhoc employees and orders in this regard are expected within a month, Mr. Rather said and informed the State employees that 10 per cent dearness allowance would be given from due date shortly.

He also asked various employees unions to play their role in eradicating the menaces of corruption and red-tapism.

“I am of the view to encourage trade unionism as it keeps checks and balances on the working of government and helps to effect transparency in administration and judicious use of funds,” he added.