Secretariat employees to protest from next week against govt’s failure to resolve issues

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Srinagar, Dec 17: A meeting of the J&K, Civil Secretariat Employees Coordination Committee was called on Monday morning under the chairmanship of Ghulam Rasool Mir to review and discuss the core issues of the employees projected before the government from time to time, and the Budget 2019-20 approved by the Governor.
A statement issued, said that among others, the meeting was attended by the Lower Grade Employees Union headed by Maqbool Hussain, J&K Legislative Assembly Union headed by Mukhtar Ahmad and Economics and Statistics Employees Union headed by Pervaiz Ahmad Khan.
During the course of the discussion, it was observed that most of the issues are still lingering on and pending even though the Coordination Committee has submitted a memorandum before the Governor in a meeting recently held at Raj Bhawan Jammu.
The government has totally ignored the state employees in the recently approved Budget 2019-20. However, no budgetary provision has been kept in the said budget for the state employees. Our employees have been taken-for-granted and neglected by the Governor administration, the meeting observed.
Further, the issue of proxy attachments have been viewed seriously by the Coordination Committee during the meeting in view of the fact that there is adequate increase in attachments in the Civil Secretariat at present, the members said adding that the government is encouraging such attachments in the departments by way of providing them sensitive jobs/tables, luxurious accommodation etc thus neglecting the secretariat employees.
In this context, employees shall provide information regarding the details of such attachments in their respective departments to the Coordination Committee by 18 December 2018, Tuesday, at 4 pm for taking further action.
The Coordination Committee has unanimously decided to adopt the path of agitation as a mark of protest from the next week as the government has failed to resolve the employees’ core issues. (GNS)