7th Pay Commission J&K, latest news today: Jammu and Kashmir has become the first state in the country to approve the recommendations of the 7th pay panel for its employees and also announced to pay revised salary from this month itself. From this month onwards, employees of Jammu and Kashmir government will start getting the revised salary as per the recommendations of the 7th pay panel. The Jammu and Kashmir government's information department on Tuesday said the government employees of the state will start drawing revised scales of pay from April itself. "As already announced by Govt, the employees to draw revised scales of pay from current month," the state information department tweeted. 7th Pay Commission recommendations were implemented by the Centre two years ago. Addressing a press conference today, Jammu and Kashmir finance minister Altaf Bukhari said J&K is the first state in India to implement the 7th CPC recommendations. The minister further said that the state doesn't have much resources but the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti has fulfilled the commitment she had made. As already announced by Govt, the employees to draw revised scales of pay from current month \u2014 DIPR-J&K (@diprjk) April 24, 2018 Implementation of 7th Pay Commission Recommendations approved by State Cabinet \u2014 DIPR-J&K (@diprjk) April 24, 2018 By Tuesday evening, the state government will make the necessary recommendation regarding the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, it said. All necessary notifications regarding implementation of 7th Pay Commission Recommendations to be issued by JK Finance Deptt by this evening \u2014 DIPR-J&K (@diprjk) April 24, 2018 "All necessary notifications regarding implementation of 7th Pay Commission Recommendations to be issued by JK Finance Deptt by this evening," DIPR-J&K tweeted. In June 2017, the state government had announced that it will implement 7th pay commission recommendations from April 2018, giving a massive 23.5 per cent hike to lakhs of government employees and pensioners in the state. In his Budget speech 2017, then finance minister Haseeb Drabu had said the hike in salaries and post-retirement payouts would be with retrospective effect from the day of the implementation of the pay panel recommendations by the Union government.