Govt’s economic policy not in interest of middle class: GCPF-J

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Feb 6: Expressing grave concern over unprecedented price-rise and freezing of DA of Government employees and pensioners, General Category People’s Forum Jammu (GCPF-J) today said that economic policy of the Government is not in the interest of the middle class.
Addressing a meeting of the Forum which was held to take stock of various problems of people, GCPF-J chairman, Raj Kumar Banathia, said the Government has failed to address the issues which touch the skin of common man who has been let down by the Government.
“The setting of toll plazas around Jammu city, increasing unemployment, deteriorating law and order situation and imposition of heavy taxes and fees on Government services is the biggest cause of worry and symbolized betrayal of Government,” he added.
President of the Forum, Yash Paul Sanson, said that the Modi Government has no will-power to solve the issue of reservation forever. He strongly condemned the continuation of reservation without any review.
Som Nath Sharma (general secretary) appealed the Government to take all possible measures to mitigate the sufferings of people. He said that JK UT administration has completely failed to provide any relief to its employees and pensioners after the abrogation of Article 370 and the employees and pensioners have been getting Rs 300 per month as medical allowance for the last 20 long years. He demanded monetary assistance to the poor, deserving families of all castes and religions and total abolition of reservations.
V K Sharma (vice president of the Forum) appealed the Government to change biased negative perception about Swarn castes and provide them equal rights and equal opportunities and equal participation in public life. He said that in place of reservation, poverty eradication schemes should be extended for the welfare of poor and deprived families to end discrimination.
Dr Bansi Lal, Bhushan Pargal, Deepak Khajuria, Jagdish Dogra and Gopal Dass Verma also expressed their views and unanimously demanded special support measures SSM for educationally and backward families and full income tax exemption to the pensioners and senior citizens.