‘Process of pending pension cases accelerated by AG’

SRINAGAR: Legal Service Authority, on the instructions of Chief Justice, has taken up the matter of disposal of pending pension cases with the principal accountant who has responded positively, J&K Pensioners Welfare Association said on Thursday.
A spokesperson of the association in a statement said, “According to the information available with the association, 1,24,000 cases of pensioners under 7th pay commission were received in the office of accountant general out of which 42,882 cases have been settled up to end of June 2019. This is in addition to 12,586 normal cases of pensioners and family pensioners.”
The association said it is hopeful that the remaining pending cases are swiftly cleared by the Accountant General.
“Holding of Dharnas and dragging of senior citizens to roads is unethical and unwarranted more so when the office of accountant general is already accelerating the process at his level,” the spokesperson said.
He said an appeal was made to the pensioners not to resort to any “unpleasant” act which may create any kind of “distaste” at this stage.