The Government employees here continued their strike for the second consecutive day on Thursday against various pay “anomalies”, a day after it was called off in Kashmir region.
Normal work suffered in the Government offices, schools, and PSUs in Jammu region, on Thursday.
“The normal work was hit due to our strike. It was successful as most of the Government offices were paralysed due to our strike,” the head of the JCC for Jammu region, Ram Kumar Sharma, told reporters.
The Joint Consultative Committee (JCC), an amalgam of various employees unions and associations in J&K, on Wednesday called off the proposed two-day strike after reaching an agreement with the Government on August 18. However, its Jammu chapter defied the decision and went ahead with the strike.
The decision to have strike on August 19 and 20 was taken by the JCC, but its Kashmir chapter backed out under Government pressure, Mr. Sharma said.
Lambasting the Government for “divisive” tactics, he said Kashmir JCC alone cannot decide the fate of 4 lakh employees as JCC also represents Jammu and Ladakh.
Rejecting the outcome of meeting between the Kashmir JCC and Finance Minister Abdul Rehim Rather, Mr. Sharma said “not a single member of the JCC from Jammu took part in it.”
The reports from Kathua, Samba, Udhampur, Reasi, Poonch, Rajouri, Doda, Ramban and Kishtwar districts, said that strike was observed in Government offices and schools.