EJAC protests against Govt order on 22 yrs of service

Employees Joint Action Committee members staging protest in Jammu on Thursday. -Excelsior/Rakesh
Employees Joint Action Committee members staging protest in Jammu on Thursday. -Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Oct 29: J&K Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) today held strong protest demonstration against the decision of the Government with regard to 22 years of service or 48 years of age for the retirement of Government employees.
The senior members of the EJAC including Yashpal Sharma, Meenakshi Sharma, Babu Hussain, Munish Sharma, Arun Kumar, Anil Kesar, Neeraj Sharma , S R Rathore and others assembled at Green Belt in Gandhinagar area and held strong protest demonstration. They were strongly opposing the SRO 324 of the Government issued recently with regard to reducing retirement limit to 48 years or 22 years of service for the Government employees.
It was also mentioned in the order by the Government that any employee if his department or top officers are not happy with his work/ performance can be given retirement after 22 years of service. The protesting employees said that this order is sheer exploitation of the employees. They said that according forced retirement to the employees after 48 years of age instead of 60 years is highly unjustified and unfair. They pointed out that the employees are feeling insecure and suppressed. The Government must review its decision, they demanded.
The EJAC also demanded release of two pending increments, removal of pay anomalies of clerical cadre, regularization of daily wagers/ casual labourers and other temporary workers, release of pending DA installments, clear wages of daily rated workers, implement Minimum Wages Act in J&K and conduct DPC of all cadre. They warned the Government to revoke controversial SRO- 324 within 10 days otherwise, employees will come out on the roads and launch long agitation.