Employees reject Govt decision
UMER MAQBOOL DAR
Srinagar, Oct 28: Day after state government announced release of 50 percent arrears of the 6th pay commission to its employees, the latter on Thursday termed it “unacceptable” and accused the government of violating the agreement made with them.
Talking to Greater Kashmir, Employees Joint Action Committee (Q) President, Abdul Qayoom Wani, said that the roadmap of government regarding the payment of arrears is brazen violation of the agreement signed by the government with Joint Consultative Committee last year.
“The payment of 50% arrears instead of 100% that too in five installments in GP fund with lock-in period is a crude joke with the employees. The government has not looked into our other demands, which include enhancement of retirement age and removal of pay anomalies,” he said.
“The government first made commitment with us that they will release 100 percent arrears in three installments and then Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather said arrears would be released in five installments. But announcement of 50 percent arrears is sheer violation of the agreement reached between cabinet sub-committee and employees,” he said, adding that they will hold consultations with employees of all the regions to chalk out future course of action.
The EJAC (K) also said that announcement by state cabinet regarding the release of arrears is “injustice” with the employees.
“The government has backtracked from its promise. The employees would get arrears in 15 years and many of us would have retired by that time. The pensioners have been neglected by government,” said Muntazir Mohi-ud-Din, general secretary of EJAC (K).
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