Jammu Tawi, April 15
President of the National Mazdoor Conference (NMC), Subash Shastri today appealed to the Prime Minister and Union Finance Minister to immediately accept the recommendations of committee headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa constituted for removing pay anomalies in respect of staff lower grade pay in different categories beside non-finalization of HRA and other related allowances by the central government.
While addressing the gathering, Shastri said that now the committee has already submitted its report to Finance Minister, Arun Jaitely month ago, recommended 30% increase in all allowances beside removal of all pay anomalies in respect of lower grade staff of Central government.
Shastri also appealed for enhancing the medical allowance to Rs.3000/- per month since the cost of medicines has appreciated beyond limits. Pleading the cause of removal of pay anomalies of clerical of the state government as per SRO 93, Shastri drew the point that this cadre even though it forms the backbone of the State government is most neglected one.
He also demanded an early issuance of notification regarding implementation of the 7th pay commission recommendations, creation of separate wage head for un interrupted release of monthly wages of daily rated workers of various government departments, release 7% DA in favor of State government employees and pensioners and total exemption of DA from Income tax slab.
Rajan Babu Khajuria, B.S. Jamwal, Sunil Kochar, Com. Barkat Ram, Jai Pal, Pardeep Kumar, Sukhdev Singh and several others were also present at the occasion.