NMC demands release of pending DA

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 28: National Mazdoor Conference (NMC) has appealed the Prime Minister to release pending installment of 4 percent DA due from January this year in favour of the both Central and State Governments employees.
“We demand release of 4 per cent DA in favour of Central and State’s employees and pensioners. DA is the part of salary and routine financial matter and as such there should be no hitch in releasing it in the next Cabinet meeting, ” said NMC president Subash Shastri while addressing the workers here today.
He also demanded exemption of DA from ambit of Income Tax as it is linked with price index. Shastri further demanded separate wage head for regularly disbursement of monthly salary of daily rated workers till their regularization, enhancement of their wages to Rs 600 per day, regularizing their services under SRO 64, setting up Labour Welfare Board, implementation of all Central laws in the UT besides granting medical allowance of pensioners to Rs 1000 per month at par with Central Government beside releasing 18 percent DA arrears to employees working in both Central/ UT Governments.