Srinagar: While reacting the statement of Hon’ble Chief Minister on the floor of upper House, regarding implementation of 7th Pay Commission, Chairman, J&K Civil Secretariat Employees Coordination Committee Ghulam Rasool Mir today described the statement as unfortunate as the employees state has to wait for another two years for their genuine demand.
He said the employees of the J&K are working day in day out for the development of the state but when they demand for their genuine cause, the government asks them to wait whereas they take no time for revision of 100% increase in pay hikes of their legislatures.
In a statement issued to news agency GNS, Ghulam Rasool Mir clarifies that the Secretariat Employees are amongst the first who struggling for regularization of casual labours and said if the government wants to regularise services of Casual Labours, the union will whole heartedly support the Government for this landmark decision. But at the same time, they are demanding, to release the 7th Pay Commission in favour of the employees, to resolve long pending pay anomaly and Cadre Review/Career Progression.
While referring the Hon’ble Chief Minister’s Statement that State’s financial position is not sound for implementation of 7th Pay Commission, Ghulam Rasool said then why the government has purchased vehicles worth Rs 200 crores, 100% hike in their salary, regular repairs and renovations on government residential/office accommodations which have created huge financial liabilities on state exchequer.
The government has already pending burning issues of employees like Pay Anamoly, Career Progression/Cadre Review, etc and government has not shown seriousness to resolve these issues even the employee’s hold protests.
In case, the government will still turn their deaf ears towards employees’ geneuine demands, the employees have no option to hold statewide protest on indefinite basis.
We request the Hon’ble Chief Minister to address employees burning issues without going into confrontation which is not beneficial for the state. (GNS)