While reacting the statement of Chief Minister on the floor of upper House, regarding implementation of 7th Pay Commission, Chairman, J&K Civil Secretariat Employees Coordination Committee Ghulam Rasool Mir today described the statement unfortunate “as the state employees would have to wait for another two years for their genuine demand to be redressed”.
Mir said the employees of the J&K are working day in day out for the development of the state but when they demand genuine rights, the government asks them to wait whereas they take no time to increase the pay of their legislators.
Ghulam Rasool Mir clarified that the Secretariat Employees are amongst the first who have been struggling for regularization of casual labourers and said if the government wants to regularize services of casual labourers, the union will whole heartedly support the government for this landmark decision.
“But at the same time, we are demanding implementing of the 7th Pay Commission in favour of the employees, to resolve long pending pay anomaly and Cadre Review/Career Progression,” he said.
While referring to the Chief Minister’s statement that state’s financial position is not sound for implementation of 7th Pay Commission, Ghulam Rasool said, “Then why the government has purchased vehicles worth Rs 200 crores, 100% hike in their salary, regular repairs and renovations on government residential/office accommodations which have created huge financial liabilities on state exchequer.”
The government has already burning issues of employees like Pay Anomaly, Career Progression/Cadre Review kept pending and has not shown seriousness to resolve these issues even after employees held protests, he said.
In case, the government will still turn deaf ears towards employees genuine demands, the employees have no option but to hold state wide protests on indefinite basis, he said.
We request the Chief Minister to address employees burning issues without going into confrontation “which is not beneficial for the state”.