Fate of Cabinet Sub-Committee hangs in balance
AGE ENHANCEMENT ROW
Jammu, May 27: The fate of Cabinet Sub Committee, constituted to consider various demands of the employees including the retirement age enhancement, continues to hang in balance.
Insiders said that the existence of the Cabinet Sub Committee faces uncertainty as the government has neither `activated’ the panel nor dissolved it after a high level committee, headed by the Chief Secretary Madhav Lal, submitted its report on the retirement age enhancement demand of the employees to it.
The report is still with the Finance Minister, Abdul Rahim Rather, who heads the Sub Committee and the contents have not been shared even with its members, highly placed sources told Greater Kashmir.
“We do not know whether the panel still exists officially or not”, a member of the Sub Committee said, on the condition of anonymity, adding “The General Administrative Department headed by the Chief Minister was to issue a formal order for meeting of the panel, but nothing has been done so far. It seems that the government does not anymore require the opinion of the committee on the issue”.
The report, he said, was with the Finance Minister, who recently returned it to the state after more than twenty-days. “Probably he is yet to study the recommendations”, the member, who is also a senior minister in the state government said.
The age enhancement was one of the key demands of the government employees, who observed state wide strike for the last three days and have even threatened to intensify their agitation.
The Chief Secretary had submitted its report to the Sub Committee before the Durbar move and it was being expected that the final decision on the recommendations would be taken immediately after opening of the offices in Srinagar.
The Committee is headed by Finance Minster Abdul Rahim Rather, while Taj Mohi-ud-Din, Ali Mohammad Sagar, Peerzada Muhammad Syed and SS Slathia were its members. The Committee was constituted last year to prepare a road map with regard to the demands put forth by the employees.
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