Sectt employees protest to press for their demands

Sectt employees protest to press for their demands

‘CM’s directions put on backburner’

Srinagar: The employees of civil secretariat on Friday staged a protest march against government’s “refusal to address their genuine demands”.
The employees marched through the lawns of the civil secretariat to record dissatisfaction with the government.
Chairman, J&K Civil Secretariat Employees Coordination Committee, Ghulam Rasool Mir said that the government has gone in “sleeping mode”.
Maqbool Hussain (president JKCSLGEU) Thannaji Bhat, Muzafar Nabi, and Mohammad Afzal also addressed the employees on the occasion. Mir said that ministers have put the directions of the Chief Minister with regard to resolution of pending issues of the employees on backburner.
He said that government should address pay anomaly and undertake cadre review immediately and also implement the 7th Pay commission.
He said that bureaucrats have adopted delaying tactics, while minister’s have posted outsiders in their personal sections and thereby encouraged attachments in the Civil Secretariat and “{created indiscipline and mess that was adversely affecting the working and functioning of the Civil Secretariat”.
Mir demanded immediate revocation of such attachment orders otherwise, he said, employees would be forced to lock such sections/offices.
With regard to delay in construction of government quarter, he said that apparently there was some nexus between government and the hoteliers resulting in delay in construction of quarters for employees even after directions given by the Chief Minister for taking up the construction work at the earliest.
He said hundreds of quarters occupied by influential persons connected to ministers and bureaucrats, “who neither pay any rent to the Estates Department nor is any HRA deducted from their salaries.”
On the issue of canteen, he said the employees had requested the government to close JKTDC canteen within the premises of civil secretariat and establish canteen on open tender basis as present canteen was “sucking blood of the employees”.


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