SRINAGAR: Employees Joint Action Committee- Kashmir (EJAC-K) and CAPD employees association President Aijaz Khan while expressing displeasure over the rolled out budget for the year 2017-18, termed it a ‘setback’ for the state employees.
Accusing the government of overlooking the genuine demands of the state employees, Khan while talking to a local news agency GNS said, “Despite getting assurance from the minister, the rolled out budget has nothing to offer for the employees. It has come as a setback for the four lakh employees who had been anxiously waiting for a long time now.”
He said government has not delivered on its promises even after assuring that drafting committees would be setup. “These committees are drafted on papers only which fail to serve any purpose,” he said.
Criticizing chief minister, Khan added, “If PDP cannot fulfill our demands while in alliance with BJP which is governing at the centre, then when are they going to address these. The government has been assuring that adequate funds are lying with the state treasury; we again ask the dispensation when will they utilize these funds?”
Reacting to the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission for the employees which the concerned minister said would be implemented from April 2018 Khan said the government is “selling dreams” to employees.