Secretariat employees union to boycott Budget session

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GH-RASOOL-MIRSecretariat employees union to boycott Budget session
KG News Desk
Srinagar, May 18: Civil Secretariat Employees Coordination Committee on Tuesday announced boycott o fthe ensuing session of the state legislature.
The decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of Civil Secretariat Employees Coordination Committee under the chairmanship of Ghulam Rasool Mir. The meeting was called to review the progress regarding career progression of non-gazetted/ class-IV employees and pay anomaly. Among others President Lower Grade Employees, Maqbool Hussain was also present in the meeting.
Expressing disheartenment over the poor response/ delaying tactics on behalf of the government with regard to career progression of non-gazetted /Class IV employees and pay anomaly have been taken up regularly with the concerned government authorities, however, no decision has yet been taken to address these long pending issue.
Recently General Administration Department has submitted action taken report in response to employees issues before the Governor which clearly indicates that government is not serious in resolving these long pending issues.
The Civil Secretariat Employees Coordination Committee had also brought up the issue before the former Chief Minister, late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, who assured that these issues shall be addressed. Further, the matter was also brought to the notice of present Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh and Finance Minister, Dr Haseeb Drabu and also other Cabinet Ministers.
“Despite repeated assurances by higher ups in the Government, till date nothing has been done and it appears that Government is not serious in solving the genuine needs of the non-gazetted employees/Class IV Employees as far as their career progression is concerned,” Mir told this newspaper.
“While decisions regarding cadre review of J&K cadre of IAS, cadre review of KAS have been taken and Governor had convened a special SAC meeting in this regard which cabinet has cleared. In the Cabinet meeting cadre review of KPS was also discussed, the service & promotion related issues of non-gazetted/ class-IV employees seems to unfortunately miss the attention of the Government,” he added.
With regard to pay anomaly, he said, the government has already resolved the pay anomaly of influential employees left same issue of we poor employees unresolved. Now Civil Secretariat Employees Coordination Committee has decided to bycott the current assembly session
“Civil Secretariat Employees Coordination Committee still hoped that Government will take a considerate view on the matter and take concrete steps to address the genuine demands of the employees to avoid confrontation,” Mir said.