In a bid to end deadlock with the beleaguered employees, Government on Saturday invited Employees leadership of Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) for ‘unconditional’ talks. The talks would be held on Sep 17, the day when employees have decided to start its third phase agitation.
Meanwhile, Cabinet Sub Committee to look into the affairs of the employees have been reconstituted and two new Ministers in place of Peerzada Mohammad Syed and S.S.Slathia have been made part of it.
Confirming the development, JCC leader Haji Mohammad Ashraf Bhat told CNS that JCC leadership has received an invitation from Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather and they have been requested to hold a meeting with the government in Civil Secretariat on Sep 13.
JCC leader Abdul Qayoom Wani said that employees leadership do not shy away from talks provided it should be result oriented. “Now this is the time for implantation not for discussion. Time has come that agreement be implemented in letter and spirit,” Wani told CNS.
The invitation has been extended to four leaders, Abdul Qayoom Wani, Abdul Rouf Bhat, Abdul Gafoor Dar and Haji Mohammad Ashraf Bhat. Sources told CNS in the next phase, other leaders pertaining to different employees associations and groups would be invited for talks.
As per the invitation letters extended to the four employees leaders, the meeting would be presided by Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather. Besides Rather, Chief Secretary, six members of the Cabinet Sub Committee, Principle Secretary Planning, Home and Finance would take part in the meeting.
Meanwhile, General Administration Department vide order number 1313 of 2013 has reconstituted the Cabinet Sub Committee that was set up to look into the demands of the employees. In place of Peerzada Mohammad Syed and Surjit Singh Slathia, PHE minister Sham Lal Sharma and Ajay Sadhotra have been made part of this committee. The six members of the CSC would be now Abdul Rahim Rather,Taj Mohi-u-Din, Ali Mohammad Sagar, Rigzin Jora, Sham Lal and Ajay Sadhotra.