Despite assurances by Guv, our demands not met: Sectt employees 



Abid Hussain
Srinagar, April 1: Jammu and Kashmir Civil Secretariat Non Gazetted Employees Union (JKCSNGEU) on Friday said that despite assurances, the governor has not met long pending demands of the employees.
A coordination committee meeting of JKCSNGEU and Civil Secretariat lower grade employees union observed that there government was provoking employees for agitation.   The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Ghulam Rasool Mir, president JKCSNGEU while among others Maqbool Hussain, president Civil Secretariat lower grade employees union was present.
During the course of meeting, it was reiterated that the Governor in the recent past approved much needed schemes and policies for the state.
“It was informed that several memos/representation were submitted to government for redressal of genuine/legitimate demands of the employees but despite assurance no further action/headway have been made till that,” Ghulam Rasool told GNS.
He said some of the grave issue which have been again kept pending include removal of pay anomaly, career progression or cadre review of all cadres, enhancement of TA, refreshment charges of move employees, HRA, Release of DA @12%, reduction in qualifying service of government employees for full pensioner benefits, revival of LTC and detachment of attached staff etc.
Besides this, he said, the Governor has approved mediclaim policy for all non-gazetted employees without taking into consideration the view point of employees.
“Darbar move employees are also suffering on account of supply of ration ever since the implementation of NFSA and repeated requests made for making special quota /relaxation have not been paid any heed,” he said.  Another major issue is security of government quarters which he said has not been adressed in spite of direction from higher authorities.
“The employees are off and on being harassed by goons in the colonies,” he said, adding that the meeting felt that the government has adopted daily tactics and casual approach towards resolving the legitimate demands of the secretariat employees.
“The government is provoking employees towards the path of the agitation and in case the government fails to take immediate measures for redressal of all the projected demands within a week’s time further course of action shall be taken accordingly,” he added.