Public sector employees protest

Public sector employees staging protest at Srinagar on Monday. -Excelsior/Shakeel
Public sector employees staging protest at Srinagar on Monday. -Excelsior/Shakeel

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Jan 1: Dozens of public sector employees today protested here and demanded release of their withheld salaries and fulfillment of other pending demands.
The employees of various public sector units assembled here at Press Enclave and raised slogans against the State Government. The employees were holding banners and placards. The employees accused the Government of anti-public sector approach and demanded release of withheld salaries.
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They said that the salaries of employees of Jammu and Kashmir (JK) Industries, JK Handloom Development Corporation, HPMO, Agro Industries and Arts Emporium are pending for the last seven months. “We appealed and approached Government on numerous occasions over the fulfillment of our demand. Though the Government assured us of immediate action but nothing was done afterwards,” the employees said.
Besides the release of withheld salaries, the employees have presented series of demands before the Government which include implementation of 7th Pay Commission along with  other benefits.