Demands of clerical cadre genuine: Fin Min

Demands of clerical cadre genuine: Fin Min
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Assures to resolve the issue at an earliest

SRINAGAR: Minister for Finance, Education, Labour and Employment Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari on Sunday said the demands of clerical cadre are genuine and shall be resolved at an earliest.
According to an official statement, the minister chaired a meeting with representatives of clerical cadre in which all their demands were discussed threadbare.
“The meeting termed the issues raised by the clerical cadre as genuine and assured that the problem shall be resolved in a time-bound manner. The meeting agreed in principle to the suggestions made by the representatives of the cadre,” the statement said.
The minister, according to statement, observed that the exact roll-out of the framework to resolve their grievances related to pay scales will be ensured within a month in which all necessary modalities will be worked out.
“Although the frame-work will mean a huge financial burden on the state-exchequer, yet in the larger interest of the people and the employees, the government will resolve it, adding that the government will accord a favourable consideration to the suggestion put-forth by representatives of the clerical associations,” Bukhari said.
He solicited the cooperation of the employees to resume their work immediately in order to mitigate the sufferings of the general public, to which the representatives agreed.
The meeting was attended by chief secretary B B Vyas, principal secretary finance Naveen Choudhary, director CODES Mohammad Rafi Andrabi and representatives of various clerical associations.