J&K govt employees on strike over retirement age
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government employees on Tuesday began a three-day-long `Kaam Chor Hartal` across the state demanding enhancement of retirement age to 60 years and a policy on regularisation of daily wagers.
Work in government offices was affected as employees of various departments responded to the strike call given by the Joint Consultative Committee (JCC), an apex body of various unions of government employees.
"State government employees have commenced 3-day-long Kaam Chor Hartal from today to protest against the failure of the government to fulfil their demands and press for immediate implementation of the demands," senior JCC leader Gafoor Dar told reporters.
The main demonstration was held in front of the Divisional Commissioner`s office at Railhead area in the city in which over 300 protesters took part.
All the employees have observed strike in most of the offices, he claimed.
He also threatened that indefinite strike would be considered if their demands were not met.
These include increasing retirement age from 58 to 60 years for the around 4.5 lakh government employees, and to come up with a policy on regularisation of daily wagers to remove any pay anomaly.
The employees will sit on a `dharna` at the gates of government offices, schools and other establishments across the state tomorrow, Dar added.
He also asked Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Finance Minister A R Rather to intervene in the matter.
Two major rallies have been planned in Jammu and Srinagar on January 10, he said.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA: Why did Navjot Singh Sidhu call BJP 'Kaikeyi’, Congress ‘Kaushalya’?
- 38-year-old arrested for ‘raping’ minors in Delhi; assaulted over 600 girls
- DNA: Analysis of insensitivity shown by political leaders over rising poverty in India
- Arms case: Salman Khan acquitted by Jodhpur court
- Raisina Dialogue 2017: Pakistan must walk away from terror, says PM Modi
- China State TV said that its troops can reach New Delhi in 48 hours in war scenario; Indians slay it with their replies
- China's NSG stand is neither fair nor transparent, says Defence Expert
- WATCH: Kieron Pollard's incredible one-handed six demoralises Fawad Ahmed
- World's 30 most dynamic cities: Check out the full list
- Bengaluru pips Silicon Valley to become world's most dynamic city