The Central Govt has implemented 7th Pay Commission recommendation regarding the hike in the pay, salary of the Central Govt employees, pensioners and family pensioners w.e.f January 1,2016 besides releasing 2 percent DA w.e.f July 1, 2016.
The J&K Govt has also hiked the salary and perks of ministers, and legislators. Besides, our neighbouring states have also implemented 7th CPC recommendations in favour of their respective Govt PSU employees and pensioners etc.
But, it is unfortunate that the J&K State Govt, PSU employees, pensioners and family pensioners who also deserve the hike in pay and pension have been asked to wait for two years for implementation of 7th CPC recommendations by none other than the present Chief Minister J&K State. One fails to understand as to why the employees and the pensioners have to wait for two years for their due. Why does not the State raise the demand of money with the Central Govt for implementation of 7th CPC recommendations in favour of the State Govt employees, pensioners and family pensioners.
Any way, I hope that the J&K State Govt will kindly realize that when they (legislators/ministers) themselves deserve the hike in salary; pay and perks of the State Govt, employees and pensioners also deserve and need it as well. Many Govt Employees and Pensioners Association have urged the J&K State Govt for implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations including EJAC(Q) personally meeting the Chief Minister, Finance Minister J&K State and through print and electronic media by the undersigned also but all in vain till date.
Therefore, it is requested to the Chief Minister, Finance Minister J&K State not to wait for two years but to implement the 7th CPC recommendations in favour of the J&K State Govt PSU/Employees and Pensioners at an earliest in toto/at par with the Central Government Employees.
Ashok K (Lalpuri)
45, Ajeet Colony, Gole Gujral Jammu