JCC Employees Protest Across the State

Srinagar: Government employees under the banner of Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) Friday staged peaceful protest demonstrations at all twenty two district headquarters across Jammu and Kashmir in reiteration of their pending demands.


The employees presented a memorandum to the respective Deputy Commissioners with regard to their unfulfilled demands.


JCC senior leader and President EJAC (Q) Qayoom Wani confirmed that the demonstrations were held at all district headquarters. He also reiterated the call for complete pen down strike on Saturday.


“All the employees will start to assemble at Sher-i-Kashmir Park at 11:30 am from where a march will be taken out towards Raj Bhavan (Governor House) as already announced,” said Wani.


He said the government had violated its promises by not implementing the September 15, 2011 agreement signed between the employees’ leadership and the government. “Unless the demands are met, the employees will continue with their struggle,” said Wani.


JCC, which spearheads the agitation, is demanding extension of the retirement age of employees from 58 to 60 years, regularisation of daily wagers and removal of pay anomalies in the clerical cadre, besides budgetary support for public sector undertakings.

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