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Implement 7th Pay Commission recommendations: ANC

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STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Awami National Conference (ANC) expressed disappointment over Govt’s decision to defer the implementation of Seventh Pay Commission recommendations for government employees.
ANC Provincial President, Gian Singh, in a press statement issued here in Jammu, termed postponing the implementation of Seventh Pay Commission recommendations for the government employees for another two years as highly unfortunate.
He said that the State dispensation divesting the employees of their long awaited salary benefits under the pretext of fiscal liabilities is highly discriminatory in nature.
Adding further, Singh said that it is the responsibility of government to think about the welfare of the employees besides framing immediate policy to regularise the services of more than 60,000 casual employees who had been languishing and protesting in open for their demands since long.
Singh questioned government for passing the Bill for doubling the salaries and allowances of the legislators from present Rs. 80,000 per month to Rs. 1,60,000 per month and when it comes to employees it has no provisions for implementation of the impending Seventh Pay Commission Award.
Expressing deep grievance at the proposed pay scales of Seventh Pay Commission, Singh said, virtually it would further deprive employees financially let alone increase salaries compared to benefits offered to civil services officers.
The pay scale of Seventh Pay Commission will benefit the salaries of only IAS, IPS, IRS and other services officers while Group B and C, who constitute 85 per cent of all Central Government employees, will have no such benefit, besides commission has recommended a minimal pay increase as compared to the previous pay commissions, he added.
Singh further stated that an amicable and mutually negotiated settlement of minimum pay is necessary as non-acceptance would further cause resentment.

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