Confrontation Is Not The Solution: Rather To Employees


KL Desk

Reiterating that government is committed to the well being of employees and worker class, the Minister for Finance & Ladakh Affairs, Abdul Rahim Rather on Monday said that most of the demands of the employees have been already fulfilled and the remaining demands too are under consideration of the Government with positive frame of mind.

Speaking at the one day annual Provincial Convention of the Jammu and Kashmir National Trade Union Front held at Sheikh-ul-Aalam Hall, Budgam, Rather said that the release of 7% DA in cash to the employees of the State before Eid-ul-Azha, which has become due W.e.f July 2012 is under active consideration of the Government.

Rather in his speech said that government is well abreast with the problems of the employees which can be sorted out through dialogue and reconciliation without resorting to confrontation.

“Confrontation is neither in the interest of employees nor people but only puts the masses to great hardships,” he said
Government is committed to the well being of employees and worker class, adding that they too should perform their duties dedicatedly to serve the people and redress their grievances as per their aspirations.

Talking about Casual Labours (CLs), Rather said that the Cabinet Sub Committee (CSC) in its recent meeting discussed the issue of Casual Labours (CLs) where it was observed that most of the departments have not submitted the requisite information in this regard and the information submitted by some departments is too incomplete.

He said, the Government is committed to its promise to regularize all such Daily Rated Worker(DWs) who have been engaged up to 1994 after which engagement of DWs has been banned.

Rather said  that earlier also 4th, 5th and 6th Pay Commission recommendations along with arrears were implemented when he was Finance Minister,  for the benefit of employees, despite limited resources. “This itself speaks about the seriousness and commitment of the Government towards the cause of employees and workers,” he said.

“Payment of 6th pay Commission arrears to the employees laid a burden of Rs. 4200 crore on the State exchequer,” he added.

Confrontation Is Not The Solution; Rather To Employees.

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