Appeals govt to address employees’ issues
SRINAGAR: Extending support to J&K Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC-R), Darbar Move Employees Federation (DMEF) Friday appealed all Jammu based employees to take an active part in a protest demonstration at Press Club Jammu on May 28 against various employees’ issues.
Federation’s President Ovais Wani appreciated the efforts of members of EJAC-R led by its President Babu Hussain Malik for visiting various government offices in Jammu to appeal employees to suspend work and assemble at Press Club, Jammu near Tawi Bridge on May 28 to lodge their strong protest against various employee related issues in the state.
Wani said that the Federations is extending their support to (EJAC-R) to protest against reversing of decades old practice in J&K by Governor’s administration and for restoring summer timings from 8 am to 2 pm in Jammu instead of 10 am to 4.30 pm.
He said that Federation also demanded enhancement of medical allowance in favour of employees and pensioners from Rs 300 to Rs 10,000 per month as like as Assembly member.
He said that both are serving public and are humans first so why difference in medical allowances and no special concession is given to the employees by the government. He added that the Employees are paying same medical consultation fee as Assembly members are paying for treatment then why is there differences in allowance.
He said that minimum medical consultation fee in the state is around 500 to 800 and the government is paying 300 per month which is quite unacceptable and employees are not able to consult good doctors.
He demanded removal of pay anomalies of clerical cadre / amendment in SRO-333 and formation of roadmap policy of regularizing daily wagers and contractual employees in various departments to avoid street protests and increasing unemployment crises in the state.
He said that it is matter of concern that the policies under various SRO’s is only absorbing 10% of daily wagers and rest are left in the mercy of God which needs to be look after to avoid crisis in the state. He demanded special amendment in SRO-520 so that maximum daily wagers will be absorbed in various departments.
Wani also demanded increasing HRA upto 30% as Central Government employee are being paid, besides providing free tour package to the state employees as it was being giving earlier. He added that this stress busting and exposure exercise will also improve the working atmosphere in Government offices.
NPS Special Cell DMEF State President Mohammad Amin Kilo also appealed to Jammu based employees to assemble at Press Club Jammu at around 10.30 am on May 28, 2019. He also demanded conversion of NPS into OPS, besides applying Central Government amendment in NPS as being implemented in other state.
He demanded implementation of 14% Government share as directed by the central government, “Same is being implemented in other state of the country why is state government delaying the same,” he added.