Employees Meet Omar, Discuss Issues

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) and other employees’ unions led by EJAC-K President, Ajaz Ahmad Khan Thursday discussed various matters relating to the welfare of employees with the Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah here in Civil Secretariat Srinagar and sought his intervention in getting the issues redressed as early as possible.

Reliable sources in Civil Secretariat here in Srinagar told GNS that a deputation of EJAC, Handloom Corporation, SRTC, SIDCO Industrial Estates, Silk Industries, Food Supplies and Dealers Association and Rural Development Department held a 45-mintue-long discussion with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday afternoon.

According to sources, Omar while apprising the deputation said his government has always been “employee-friendly” and would continue to exercise this gesture towards them in future. “All the genuine demands of employees are being given due consideration and maximum of these have been accommodated while the rest are under examination and consideration,” sources quoted Omar as having said.

EJAC-K General Secretary, Ishtiyaq Ahmad Beigh while confirming the meeting told GNS that Chief Minister showed positive response in the meeting. “We are hopeful that our demands will be fulfilled very soon,” Beigh said.

Representatives from EJAC Kashmir who, according to sources, attended the meeting were EJAC-K President, Aijaz Ahmad Khan, Haji Nazir Ahmad Zargar, Bashir Ahmad Mir and Farooq Ahmad Wachi.

It is pertinent to mention here that employees have been demanding regularization of all daily wagers, contractual, adhocs, consolidated and need based employees working in different departments, removal of pay anomalies in different grades in different departments, fair price shop dealers, reviewing of new recruitment policy, making the service pensionable besides abolishing consolidated wages policy in all the Non-gazetted posts, implementation of medi-claim scheme, reduction in interest rate in loans of J&K Bank for employees on the analogy of bank employees.

They also pitch for reorganizing of CAPD Department, implementation of 6th pay commission in PSU and urban local bodies, cash payment of balance arrears of 6th pay commission and in-time payment of salary under SSA for head teachers and teachers.

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