4 yrs on, GTU pensioners deprived of CPC arrears

JAMMU: Despite repeatedly knocking the doors of the concerned authorities from past four years, around 682 Government Transport Undertaking (GTU) pensioners are not getting their pay and leave salary arrears as per the 6th Central Pay Commission calculations.
The pensioners alleged successive governments for deliberately putting the issue on the back burner and have appealed Governor NN Vohra to address their issue.
GTU Pensioners’ Wing Provincial President Abdul Qayoom Khan told Kashmir Reader: “We, the deprived pensioners, are staying in Jammu from past over two months for pursuing our case from department to department, but nothing is happening on ground.”
He said the government has paid the pay arrears and leave salary arrears of 5th CPC to around 3000 GTU pensioners. “But the 682 GTU pensioners, who retired at a time when they should have got all the benefits of the 6th CPC, have not been paid their due,” he added.
Khan further said that their file vide no. TR-183/SRTC/2009-WP was untraceable in the office of Commissioner Secretary Finance (Budget Unit), till recently. “But thanks to honest officers, the file was traced,” he said.
“We are consistently made to move from one department to another, but no one seems bothered to address our issue. The concerned officers show negative attitude and are misleading the Governor and his Advisors regarding our case. Since four years, we are being denied our right,” he maintained.
The pensioners appealed the Governor to personally intervene in the matter and to direct the concerned department to release of funds as per financial implication recommended by the Commissioner Secretary Transport without any further delay.