JCC Threatens To Topple Government


Srinagar, Jan 7: The Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) of government employees is set to begin its three-day strike from Tuesday, warning the state government to take a decision on their pending demands or “face indefinite agitation” that can “topple the government.”
“As part of the strike program, employees led by JCC leaders will on January 8 stage protest demonstrations at all the district headquarters across three regions and will present memorandum to the concerned deputy commissioners. On 9 January, all the employees have been directed to protest inside the premises of their respective departments. On 10 January, third day of strike, thousands of employees will present memorandum to the Divisional Commissioners in Jammu, Srinagar,” senior JCC leader, Abdul Qayoom Wani told Greater Kashmir.
Wani warned the government to take the 3-day strike as final call from employees, after that we will launch an indefinite agitation “which will topple the government.” He said JCC leadership is under pressure from lakhs of employees to call for indefinite strike. “We were avoiding indefinite strike, but it seems government is hell bent on confrontation. I advise government to utilize the time and implement agreement in three days, lest they would have to face sea of employees which can topple the government.”
He also said that JCC will consult lawyers, intellectuals before going for indefinite phase of strike and will present their cause before them. “Government will be responsible for the problems which will arise due to our indefinite strike. We have been deferring indefinite strike in the interest of general public, but government is pushing us to wall.”
Another senior leader of JCC, Farooq Ahmed Trali called the statement of NC leader, Ali Muhammad Sagar that doors are open for employees for talks as time-buying tactics. “Deliberations and discussions have taken place several times and after that an agreement was inked on 15 September 2011 and another one on 8 July 2012, between government and JCC. Recently, Govt had sought time of three months for issuing orders for three vital demands, but later on nothing concrete emerged. Why should we again discuss our demands on which they are evading implementation from last two years? Trali questioned.
Another JCC leader Khursheed Alam, said “the government cannot hide behind the unemployment issue as Chief Minster had recently said that 80000 youth will be recruited, “We welcome that step, but enhancement of retirement age, regularization of daily wagers and other demands need to be addressed as well.”
The employees-government face-off has been hitting work in government offices from time to time. The employees have been regularly urging the government to fulfill the agreement inked between them.

Lastupdate on : Mon, 7 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 7 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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