Low paid employees take out massive May Day rally

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Apr 29: Low Paid employees from various Government departments, Public Sector Undertakings  and the pensioners  took out a large rally in connection with the May Day in the city of temple  here today.
A large  number of low paid employees from various districts and tehsils of Jammu region under the banner of  All J&K Low Paid Government  Employees Federation (LPEF) led by veteran Trade Union leader and president of the Federation Abdul Majid Khan assembled at Parade Ground and then started their march towards various parts of the city.
After passing through Purani Mandi, City Chowk, Raghunath Bazaar, Residency Road, the rally culminated at Shahidi Chowk. The participants paid their tributes to martyrs of May Day of Chicago.  Luder Mani a leading activist of the Federation from Udhampur, Kabla Singh general secretary  Provincial Teachers Association, trader unionists R K Maini  and Krishan Singh also participated and also addressed the rally.
Majid Khan   while addressing the large rally criticised the State Government for causing delay in the implementation of 7th Pay Commission report.  He alleged that Govt was silent on the release of pending DA installments due from July 2016 and January 2017.  He demanded that Govt must take early decision with regard to enhancement of  Medical Allowance of the employees and pensioners from  Rs 300 to Rs 2000 if not Rs 5000 being paid to Legislators and sitting Ministers.
Khan  demanded restoration of TLC facility for the employees of J&K state, revision of minimum daily wage to Rs 350, remuneration of Village Guards, regularization of daily wagers and contractual employees and  and removal of pay anomalies.


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