Jammu Tawi, January 1
Expressing the hope that the ensuing 2017-18 State budget which is about to be presented by the Finance Minister in the State Legislative Assembly on 10th of January 2017 will be pro- working class budget, president National Mazdoor Conference (NMC) Subash Shastri today demanded for allotting separate wage head in each department in the budget so that all daily rated workers engaged in various departments of the State Government could get their monthly salary regularly.
While addressing a largely attended NMC workers meet here, Shastri said that under the budgetary provisions, this interim measure will go a long way to address their financial problems in view of sharp increase in the prices of essential commodities and inflation. He pointed out that these daily wagers have not been paid their wages for the last many years, neither they were regularized so far. While appreciating programs and policies of Mehbooba Mufti led Coalition Govt. of the State, Shastri appealed the State Finance Minister to settle the long pending demand of 62,000 daily wagers for their regularization so that confusion and uncertainty among these daily wagers could come to an end. Shastri disclosed that NMC Memorandum on points discussed has already been submitted to State Finance Minister and it is hoped that Finance Minister will take into account, the point raised in the demands submitted in the memorandum.
Others present on the occasion included Rajan Babu Khajuria, B.S. Jamwal, Sunil Kochhar, Jai Paul Sharma, Pardeep Kumar, Subash Sharma, Sukhdev Singh, Surinder Kumar, Darshan Baba, Com. Barkat Ram, Swarn, Pushpinder, Bhupinder Singh Billa, Vijay, Girdhari, Ramesh Sharma, Tarsem Sharma, Suraj Parkash and others.