Govt seriously looking into demands of clerical cadre: Bukhari

Govt seriously looking into demands of clerical cadre: Bukhari
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Asks striking employees to resume work

JAMMU: Minister for Finance, Education, Labour and Employment Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari Wednesday said that the state government was seriously looking into the demands of clerical cadre employees and a decision would be taken soon in their favour.
“We have conceded all major demands of the employees – the foremost being the implementation of 7th pay commission recommendations. The pending issues, including the demand of removal of pay anomaly in the clerical cadre is under active consideration of the government” the Minister said.
He said a high-level committee has been constituted to thoroughly review the issue of the pay anomaly and make recommendations to resolve this long pending matter.
“The Committee has been asked to submit detailed recommendations within three-month period,” he said assuring that the government will take no time to act once the panel submits its report.
Reiterating the “commitment of the government” to reach out all sections of the society, he said government has implemented the 7th pay commission to benefit its employees despite immense financial constraints.
The Finance Minister asked the clerical cadre employees to have faith in the government and call off their strike.
“There is no need to panic as government is already in the process of resolving the long pending issue of removal of pay anomaly. I appeal all employees to resume work to avoid inconvenience to the people”, the Minister said.
Earlier, various employee unions including the representatives of civil secretariat employees union met the Finance Minister and welcomed the decision of the government to extend benefits of 7th pay commission to employees, an official statement issued here said.