The information of over 365,000 employees in Jammu & Kashmir has been consolidated and made accessible through a single platform known as the Jammu & Kashmir Human Resource Management System (JK-HRMS) portal. This new system has replaced the old, fragmented approach to addressing employee concerns.
The objective of HRMS is to streamline the entire HR management process. Additionally, the new web-based solution of JK-HRMS will also give employees easy access to other services, such as the Employees Performance Monitoring System and Property Returns System, all on a single platform.
The primary aim of the plan is to have a single platform for all employees of Jammu & Kashmir, serving all their HR needs. The transition to this system is currently underway. The JK-HRMS portal will not only provide information related to service but will also serve as a unified platform for accessing salary slips, GP funds, income tax statements, and SLI subscription.
In a recent interview with Greater Kashmir, the Secretary of the General Administration Department (GAD), Piyush Singla, discussed the IT initiatives that the government has implemented, including the launch of JK-HRMS. The purpose of JK-HRMS is to offer a unified platform for employee-related services, such as maintaining the digital service records and records of postings and promotions for employees. Singla also admitted that the implementation of the Jammu & Kashmir Human Resource Management System (JK-HRMS) has already reduced HR issues, though it is too early to confirm. When asked about some of the challenges with JK-HRMS, such as the mode of recruitment and the mechanism to verify the accuracy of uploaded documents, Singla acknowledged these as crucial areas that they are working on.
According to Singla, Secretary of the General Administration Department (GAD), the GAD is responsible for routing all government policies approved by the cabinet, particularly human resource and vigilance policies. As a result, any initiative in the GAD has a significant impact on the functioning of the government as a whole. Singla noted that for a few years now, steps have been taken to increase transparency, accountability, streamline the system, and address gaps in the larger interests of employees. He emphasised that this has not just happened during his tenure but has been a continuing trend.