Secretariat employees hold protest in favour of demands


SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Non-gazetted Secretariat Employees Union (JKNGSEU) today held a one-day protest due to non-fulfill­ment of the various demands projected by them like Remov­al of Pay Anomaly and Career Progression/Cadre Review of its employees, so prepare for indefinite protest.

The president JKNGSEU, Gh­ulam Rasool Mir in a state­ment issued to GNS said that on one side Government is un­able to implement the 7th Pay commission recommendations and another side Government is going to double the salary of Legislatures, enhance their CDF and expenditure on their facilities which may touch sky.

He said that the government has approved IAS and KAS cadre review which involves huge financial implications on the State Exchequer. There are huge liabilities created in the Estates Department on account of money spent on unnecessary repairs, renovations, furnish­ing/furniture and private accommodation viz houses/ hotels to accommodate VVIPS and employees while as Estates Department has sufficient ac­commodation available which is misused by some blue eyed persons, he added. 

“Ignoring problems faced by low paid employees has put a ques­tion mark. Sorry to say that this State is meant for influential/ blued eyed persons. Need of the time is that employees cad­res should get united and fight against such double standard of the Government. It’s very unfor­tunate that HCM said on the floor of house that orderlies are cor­rupt, which Secretariat employ­ees took in a bad taste,” he added. 

Mir said that during the bud­get discussion, Hon’ble Chief Minister Ms Mehbooba Mufti announced to double the sal­ary of legislatures, enhance­ment of their CDF and other facilities, Police cadre but not favoured a single word for their government employees even issues has been raised by Mr Omar Abdullah, Mr Bashir Ahmad Dar Hon’ble MLA Kup­wara and Shri Ravinder Raina Hon’ble MLA, Nowshera. 

“No doubt Hon’ble Chief Minis­ter is ignoring her own employ­ees even employees working in Secretariat to work for suc­cessful government all time, employees fraternity extend thanks to these Legislatures who raised their issues on the floor of house. Secretariat em­ployees extend special thanks to Jenab Omar Abdullah who informed the house that Sec­retariat Employees are back bone of the government and fa­voured every possible encour­agement from the government from time to time and advised HCM, not to force them to go for protest as seen during bud­get session,” said the President.

This Government has also stopped ration of Durbar Move Employees.

He further appealed that all employees are requested to think, see the mindset of the government towards their em­ployees and get united against double standard of the gov­ernment. He said that in case the genuine demands are not addressed the Secretariat em­ployees will go on an indefinite strike in coming days. (GNS)


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