SRINAGAR, Apr 17: The Jammu and Kashmir Health and Family Welfare Technical Employees Association of contractual/adhoc employees has expressed its concern over the non-disbursal of salaries for March by Block Medical Officer, Budgam on the pretext that these employees have not remitted the amount paid to them as arrears under Sixth Pay Commission although they were not entitled to receive the arrears.
In a press note, the general secretary of the Association said that BMO Budgam released Rs. 4.85 crores as arrears only after they paid some percentage to the officer for release of the arrears. He said the officer is un-necessarily victimizing them for not remitting the amount paid as arrears, adding that it was done only after her consent and approval.
The general secretary appealed Health Minister Sham Lal Sharma, Commissioner Secretary Health and Medical Education, Tanveer Jehan and Director Health Services, Kashmir, Dr. Saleem-ur-Rehman to intervene and get their salaries released and absolve them of the tremendous hardships being faced by them.
Meanwhile, Assistant Director, Dr. Masood has been appointed as enquiry officer to probe the issue.