Reportedly, the salary of workers working in high tension border areas like China, Pakistan and Bangladesh has been hiked by 100% to 170%. And, the highest increase in salary has been given to employees who are involved in building roads in the tense Ladakh sector.
The order has been issued by National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) and the new salary structure came into effect from 1st June.
Even the salary of an accountant working in Ladakh area has been increased from ₹25,700 to ₹47,360 per month. The salary of someone working at a managerial post has also increased from ₹50,000 to ₹1,12,800 per month. Under the new order, a senior manager will receive ₹1,23,600 per month instead of ₹55,000 per month.
People on social media are lauding the government for this initiative.
Feeling Proud Indian🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳— Archisman Das (@Archism42871711) June 26, 2020
Such a good and encouraging News!!!!!— Satish K Singh (@SatkSingh) June 26, 2020
Govt gives salary hike of upto 170% to people working on building roads in border areas: Reporthttps://t.co/79q7cmAGwR
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They are no less than warriors— Manish Singh Parmar (@Thakurmsparmar) June 26, 2020
Very good initiative ...— Er. Pulkit Jindal (@pulkiteee) June 26, 2020
Jabardast👍👍— imKushal (@WaniKushal) June 26, 2020
Awesome step👏— Gurdeep Singh Riar (@riargurdeep) June 26, 2020
Employees working in high tension zones have been categorised into 3 groups. The first category includes those working in Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Sikkim and Uttarakhand.
The second category includes employees working in Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Mizoram and Nagaland. And, the third category includes people working in the Ladakh region- the highest risk zone.
This move is highly appreciated. Much deserved!