Govt Employees to Stage Protests on Jan 8

Jammu:  Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) spearheading employees agitation Friday said that the government cannot cow down state employees through repressive measures and it would continue its struggle to take it to logical conclusion.

Addressing a press conference in Jammu, Chairman JCC, Abdul Qayoom Wani said that Government is taking all the cruel steps to weaken the employee movement. He said that JCC leaders had convened a meeting in which issues related to employees was discussed.

He said a unanimous decision was taken that the top leadership of JCC shall hold a peaceful protest “sit-in” in the winter capital Jammu on 8th January 2014 at 11 am and shall strongly protest for the resolution of their rights and shall make it clear that JCC won’t give up its struggle until all issues are resolved.

Wani said that employees leaders during the two days session reiterated their demands including, “withdrawal of draconian laws like ESMO, DIES, NON, No work No pay, regularization of daily wagers, casual labourers,  enhancement in retirement age from 58 years to 60 years, removal of pay anamoly in the pre-revised grade of Rs 6500-10500, clerical grade, police and other departments,  release of 6th pay commission and arrears in favour of local bodies employees and financial support to public sector undertakings, Inclusion of rendered service in favour of RET’s, Migrant substitutes, NRHM’s , adhoc employees, and transfer policy in favour of RET’s, enhancement in medical allowance to Rs 2000 and implementation of medi-claim scheme in favour of Non Gazzated employees,  regularization and increase in honorarium of Anganwari workers, helpers and supervisors and their regularization, merger of 50 % DA with Basic Pay, Withdrawal or cancellation of New Pension Scheme and  Stoppage of re-employment policy.

The JCC leaders appealed all the employees of the state to be united and disciplined and support with vigor every programme given by the JCC. 

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