Employees of the Jammu and Kashmir Government continued their strike for the second day on Saturday, demanding grant of sixth pay commission arrears and raise in the retirement age from 58 to 60.
“For the second day today, almost all government offices, PSUs and Corporations remained closed thereby paralysing the state administration,” senior leader of Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) of J&K Government employees, Ram Kumar said.
It is a token strike to protest against the State government’s delay tactics over agreed demands of grant of sixth pay commission arrears, increase in retirement age from 58 to 60 years besides others.
JCC is a conglomeration of over 50 different associations, federations, unions and organisations of various departments and PSUs in the State.
“We want the State government to concede the much delayed demands of grant of sixth pay commission arrears, enhancement of retirement age from 58 to 60 years, regularisation of various contractual and daily wage employees,” Mr. Kumar said.
There are over 4.5 lakh government employees apart from employees of various corporations, PSUs and autonomous bodies in Jammu and Kashmir.