Secretariat employees continue strike after meeting Dy CM

Secretariat employees continue strike after meeting Dy CM

JAMMU: A meeting with deputy chief minister has failed to pacify the agitating employees of civil secretariat, who have now decided to continue the strike, even after the Darbar moves this weekend.
After protesting for two days, a delegation of Civil Secretariat Coordination Committee (CSCC), Thursday met Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh in the evening to discuss their grievances, however, the meeting failed to resolve the deadlock.
The CSCC has decided to continue the strike programme to press for fulfilling their demands like detachment of attached staff, resolving of accommodation issues with Estates department, constitution of committee to inquire into the orders issued by Director Estates with regard to change of accommodation, fresh allotments of quarters, and change of quarters on mutual basis.
“We have decided not to allow any non-gazetted and other government employees to enter the Civil Secretariat Jammu on the closing day till our demands and issues are not conceded by the government,” CSCC members said.
According to the CSCC, the employees would not attend to any official business for next two days except packing of records for dispatch to Srinagar as the Darbar moves out from Jammu on April 28.
Addressing a meeting at civil secretariat Jammu, CSCC Chairman Ghulam Rasool Mir accompanied and supported by Maqbool Hussain, President Lower Grade Employees Union appreciated the support of employees in making today’s call a success.
Mir also threatened to boycott the opening ceremony at Srinagar on May 8.
“In case the demands are not attended to and fulfilled, the agitation shall continue,” he said.
He added that the government has even failed to address issues in review of career progression, planning, finance, law, pay anomaly including 7th pay commission, ration problem of employees, LTC, medical allowances, which have been submitted to government from time to time.

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