Employees yet again on war path as JCC announces strike on 17th April

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Srinagar, Apr 03: Accusing government of backing out from its commitment with regard to enhancement of retirement age and other issues, Joint consultative committee (an amalgam of various employees unions) has threatened State Government of dire consequences in case it fails to fulfill its promises. The government however said that it was taking the demands seriously and they were being examined at all levels. Addressing a press conference at Press Club Jammu, JCC leaders announced a complete shutdown on April 17 in protest to what they said, the deliberate delaying tactics of the government to fullfill its promises. “JCC with one voice has decided to observe one day token strike on 17th April 2012 in protest against the betrayal of the government with the 4.5 lac employees, teachers and workers.” Khursheed Alam leader of the JCC told media in the press conference. JCC however has set April 16 as the deadline for government to fullfill its promise. “A committee headed by Chief Secretary was supposed to submit its report to the government by Feb 2012 which he didn’t even until now.” Alleged Khursheed, adding that this spoke of the volumes of disinterest by the government to solve the problems of the employees. “We held a session of the constituents of the JCC and it was felt that the government is backing out from its commitment and assurance to JCC.” Alam told in the press conference. “Yet another committee for removal of disparity in pay scales has been broadening over the issues with no visual light.” claimed JCC leaders. Accusing politicians and management for poor performance of various Public sector units, JCC leaders demanded that the budgetary support for the PSC employees be released at an earliest. Meanwhile Government in its reaction to the employees bandh call said on Tuesday that it was reviewing the committee report and the demands were being examined. Talking to KNS, Senior minster and member of the subcommittee Taj Mohi u din said, “We have been seriously following the discourse and the demands are being examined properly.” Taj added that such issues needed mutual trust and understanding. Earlier in the special session of the JCC was presided by Mohammad Khursheed Alam and attended by Ram Kumar, Mohammad Gafoor and Fayaz Shabnam besides Murtazir Mohi u din, Rafiq Ahmad, Molvi Muneer and others. KNS

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