Jammu: Demanding payment of arrears on
account of implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission, the
strike observed by Jammu and Kashmir government employees
entered the third day Thursday as they staged demonstrations in
various parts of the state in support of their demands.
The three-day strike call was given by the Joint
Consultative Committee of employee associations after their
two rounds of talks with the government failed to break the
deadlock. The impact of the strike, however, was normal today.
Employees of various educational and other institutes
staged demonstrations and took out rallies here in support of
Similar protest rallies and dharnas were witnessed in
Kathua and Udhampur districts.
However, essential services including health, power and
water supply were kept out of the purview of the strike.
JCC is also demanding increase in retirement age from 58
years to 60 years.