JCC mulls to revive agitation after June 10

SRINAGAR: The government employees are mulling to revive their agitation for which they are holding a state level session next month.
In a statement issued by Joint consultative Committee (JCC), an umbrella of several employees union, it was made clear that in case the government does not settle the issues of employees by June 10, the amalgam will hold an important session to chalk out and declare the further strategy.
The statement said a meeting of JCC was held on Thursday which was chaired by senior employees’ leader and president Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC-Q), Abdul Qayoom Wani.
The participants said that JCC never tried to follow path of confrontation, but in case the government maintains “its traditional policy of usurping the rights of employees, then JCC would be left with no option but to adopt agitational path,” the statement said.
“The state government employees were advised to encourage the work culture and ensure the success of every programme of JCC aimed at restoring the honour and dignity of the employees besides resolving their demands,” it said.
The session was held after shifting of Civil Secretariat to Srinagar from Jammu and end of Modal Code of Conduct to discuss threadbare issues of employees, the statement said.
“It was seriously felt that the JCC leaders and state employees did their best in getting the agreement (signed by JCC and government in September 2011) implemented in 2013. Many protests were held both at Srinagar and Jammu during which leaders and employees were cane charged and beaten,” it said.
It also said the session discussed all the issues of employees from temporary to higher level officers in detail and a demand charter comprising 25 points was framed for taking up with the government to settle these issues.
JCC also appealed Chief Minister Omer Abdullah to intervene personally to get the 2011 agreement implemented and use his good office to have a congenial atmosphere between his government and JCC leaders to settle the issues.
The JCC leaders who attended the meeting included Mohammad Ashraf Bhat, Fayaz Ahmad Shabnam, Bashir Ahmad Ganie, Farooq Ahmad Trali, Zulkarnain Bhat, Khursheed Ahmad Bhat, Khan Mushtaq, Haji Bashir, and others.