Implement 7th Pay Comm report in J&K : NMC

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 1: Expressing the hope that the ensuing 2017-18 State budget which is about to be presented by the Finance Minister in the State Legislative Assembly on  January 10, 2017  will be pro-working class budget, president  National Mazdoor Conference (NMC) Subash Shastri today demanded for allotting separate wage head in each department in  the budget so that all daily rated workers engaged in various departments of the State Government could  get their monthly salary regularly.
Addressing  a largely attended NMC workers meet here today, Shastri said  that under the budgetary provisions, this interim measure will go a long way to solve their financial problems in view of sharp increase in the prices of essential commodities and the inflation. He pointed out that  these daily wagers have not been  paid their wages for  the last many years, neither they were  regularized  so far.
While appreciating  programs and policies of Mehbooba Mufti led Coalition Govt  of the State, Shastri appealed  the State Finance Minister  Haseeb Drabu to settle the long pending  demand of 62,000 daily wagers for their regularization so  that confusion and uncertainty among these daily wagers could come to an end.
Shastri disclosed that a memorandum on points discussed has already been submitted to State Finance Minister and it is hoped that Finance Minister will take into account, the point raised in the demands submitted in the memorandum.
Stressing on the need for implementing of the 7th Pay Commission in favor of the employees of the state Govt. and pensioners, Shastri urged him  to announce the implementation 7th CPC to the employees of the State Govt and pensioners also  while  presenting  next year annual budget as the same recommendations of the 7th pay commission have already been implemented by the maximum state governments of the country added that it is the matter of financial routine and the  salaried class and pensioners are faced with the problem of soaring prices, especially those of  essential commodities.
He also projected the demand of  immediate release of all pending dues of all daily wagers, amending SRO 64, issuance of regularization orders of 180 daily wagers working in the RDD, enhancing Medical allowance to Rs 3000 per month and increasing monthly salary of daily wagers to Rs 10,500.