State engineers on roads against discrimination
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU:State Graduate Engineers of all cadres (CEs, SEs, XENs, AEEs, AEs & JEs) and all wings (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical) under the banner of State Joint Action Committee of All J&K Graduate Engineers Associations led by Er. Gandeep Pargal, President of All J&K Graduate Engineers Association observed one day mass casual leave as a mark of protest against discrimination with State engineers.
Seeking issuance of SRO for release of time bound running grades/ assured career progression, regularisation of services of engineers at all levels, cadre review in Engineering Departments, removal of pay anomalies of engineers at all levels and enhancement of fixed traveling allowance, a protest Dharna was observed at Lok Nirman Bhawan, Rail Head Complex, Jammu in which entire engineering fraternity from all wings/ Departments participated with full enthusiasm.
Er. Harvinder Singh President JK EEGA emphasised that the Junior Engineer cadre has wrongly been placed in 4200 Grade Pay instead of 4260 for the last 7 years whereas in 2010 Government had already rectified pay anomaly of Junior Engineers but the administration is hesitating to implement the same for which necessary order need to be issued. Besides, Er. Deepak Gupta, representative of Mechanical Engineering Graduate Association also spoke on the occasion.
Meanwhile, the association deferred the further protest on the assurance by the Finance Minister that the SRO will be issued immediately after the opening of Darbar at summer capital Srinagar.
Er. Z.A. Malik, Er. Gopal Sharma, Er. Rahat Gupta, Er. Rajesh Bhagat, Er. Anil Thapa (General Secretary) Er. Ashish Bhasin, Er. Ashok Tandon, Er. Neeraj Sharma, Er. Kulbhushan Bhau, Er. Sanjeev Sharma, Er. Sumesh Hangloo , Er. Arafat Masud, Er. Mohd. Taj Choudhary, Er. Rajan Mengi , Er. Sudhir Kumar, Er. Mohinder Manhas, Er. Avhineet Gupta, Er. Navneet , Er. Arush Mahajan, Er. Amit Sethi besides many Chief Engineers, Er. Ashok Gandotra, Er. S.P. Manhas, Er. Amrish Raina, Er. Ajay Anand and Superintending Engineers, Er. Ajay Singh Wazir, Er. R.K. Gandotra, Er. Balbir Singh, Er. Des Raj Bhagat were the part of protest. The proceedings were conducted by Er. Gopal Krishan Sharma. Vice President, GEASSOC.