J&K govt employees begin 2-day strike



Jammu: Employees of Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday began their two-day strike, demanding grant of 6th pay commission arrears and enhancement of retirement age to 60.

"Two-day long strike of J&K government employees has begun today. The strike by all the government offices, PSU and corporations has paralysed the state administration today," said Ram Kumar, senior leader of Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) of J&K government employees.

The strike is in protest against the state government's lop-sided, non-serious and dilly delaying tactics of not implementing agreed demands of grant of 6th pay commission arrears, increase in retirement age from 58 to 60 years besides others, Kumar said.

There are over 4.5 lakh government employees apart from employees of various corporations, PSUs and autonomous bodies in Jammu and Kashmir.

As per the reports received from various parts of state including Jammu, Kathua, Udhampur, Rajouri, Poonch, Doda, Baderwah, Reasi Kishtwar, Samba, Srinagar, Pulwama, Anantnag, Baralmulla, Kupwara, strike was held amid dharnas and protest demonstrations, JCC said.

JCC is a conglomeration of over 50 different associations, federations, unions and organisations of various departments and PSUs in Jammu and Kashmir.

PTI