JAMMU, Dec 5: President of the National Mazdoor Conference (NMC) Subash Shastri said that the political parties in previous regime should learn lesson from Governor’s administration which has given a good governance and boost to the developmental activities in the State. While addressing NMC workers meet here, the Shastri urged the Prime Minister for continuation of Governor’s and then President rule in J&K till the problems of the people working and salaried classes are fully addressed. “Majority of people want that the Governor and then President’s rule should continue here,” he said
Expressing concern over the undue delay in accepting and implementing the recommendation of Ashok Lavasa Committee, set up by the Central Government to review the structure of pay anomalies pertaining to lower staff, president of the NMC appealed to the Prime Minister to intervene into the matter and settle the issue on priority basis so that benefit of recommendations of said committee may reach to the aggrieved class of employees who are the main sufferers.
NMC leader said that the Ashok Lavasa Committee recommendation would yield a benefit of Rs 3000/- per month to each employee as after implementation of the report, which stands submitted over nine month now, salary of the lower staff has been enhanced from Rs 18000/- to Rs 21000/- per month. He hoped that issue will be settled once for all.
Stressing the need for enhancing Medical Allowance for State pensioners on the analogy of Central Government pattern, Shastri, also urged Governor’s administration to follow the suit so that pensioners are compensated to defray the day to day medical expenses till the demand of State employees and pensioners to enhance the same to Rs 3000 per month is met with.
In the meeting, several resolutions were adopted, which included release of all pending wages of daily rated workers working in various departments of the State Govt, early amendment in SRO 520 and regularization of the services of left over daily rated workers falling under SRO 64.
The meeting was attended by Rajan Babu Khajuria, B S Jamwal, Ram Singh, Surinder Kumar, Bhupinder Singh, Ramesh Sharma, Jai Pal Sharma, Subash Sharma, Tarsem, Suraj Parkash, Sukhdev Singh, Tarseem Sharma, Tilak Raj, Girdhari Lal and others.