7th Pay Commission: EJAC Asks Govt To Implement Recommendations

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Srinagar: Employees Joint Action Committee on Wednesday demanded government to immediately implement the recommendation of seventh pay commission for the employees of the state. 

In a press communiqué, EJAC President Aijaz Ahmad Khan has accused the government of overlooking their genuine problems: “The present dispensation like the earlier ones has abandoned us and there seems no one to address our genuine issues,” he said. 

Referring to the recommendation by seventh pay commission, Khan said that the state government should follow central government which has already implemented it for its employees. 

“We’ve time and again urged the government to regularize daily wagers but to no avail. Some of them like need basis employees and FP shop dealers are now waiting regularization from ten to over fifteen years,” he said.  

The government is also not responding to employees demand with regard to pay anomaly.  “Even the Honorable High Court has directed the government to pay the anomalies, we are yet to see any progress in this regard,” Khan said.

He also demanded government to immediately release and reinstatement of employees who are either in the jails or have been suspended from their services during the recent turmoil. 

Khan said that a good number of employees have been suspended by the government for charges in “fabricated” cases. “We demand an immediate release of such employees,” Khan reiterated. 

Asking the different employees unions to unite under one banner, Khan said that it was the time for the “like-minded people” to unite on a single platform to press for “our genuine demands.” 

“We have a right to protest and I ask the other unions to come and unite under one banner to get our demands fulfilled in a democratic way,” Khan said, adding that “we have been already offering mediation for all the unions to involve them to achieve our goal.”

“This has nothing to do with politics or political agendas. I ask everyone to rise above his/her personal interest to get our genuine demands fulfilled.”

Reiterating his stance, Khan said that the government should fulfill the demands on a fast-track basis otherwise they will be left with no option than to hit the streets

 

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