JAMMU, Jan 13: National Mazdoor Conference (NMC) today appealed the Finance Minister to immediately order for allotting separate wage head in each department in the back drop of announcements regarding regularization of daily rated workers so that 61000 daily rated workers working in the various departments may get their monthly salary regularly.
“Since the issue will take lot of time for effective implementation of SRO 520, the need of the hour is to allot separate wage heads for offering succor to daily rated workers. And the same should be announced in the customary demand for annual grants as and when they are put in the floor of house”, NMC president, Subash Shastri said while addressing a meeting of workers at Gandhi Nagar.
He said that under the budgetary provisions this interim measure will go a long way to address their financial problems in view of sharp increase in the prices of essential commodities and inflation, as these daily wagers have not been paid their wages for the last many years.
“Similarly there is a need to rationalize and simplify the procedure for formally regularizing these daily rated workers. Also the absorption of this category of workers should be initiated at the level of departmental heads instead of empowered committee created for this purpose” he said.
Lauding the Finance Minister Dr Haseeb Drabu for taking pro employee decision to grant benefits of 7th Pay Commission (PC) to employees of the State Government and pensioners, Shastri hoped that the arrears accruing as part of implementation of the 7th PC will be paid to the employees and the pensioners in one go.