|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Mar 20: A rally for Secretariat Gherao was conducted today which started from Press club Exhibition Ground, Jammu and moved towards the Civil Secretariat under the leadership of Dev Raj Bali President VRS Union. The main objective of the rally was to reach their voice to the deaf ears of J&K Govt, as the State Govt. & Transport Higher Authority has cheated them and has been harassing the VRS/GHS employees of J&K SRTC for the last 6 years. They were demanding the implementation of 6th Pay Commission in favour of VRS/GHS employees of the J&K SRTC, whereas the Central Govt, has given 7th Pay Commission benefit to their employees while they were demanding the benefit of 6th pay commission which is a injustice with them. And in this long struggle 17 VRJS/GHS employees of Jammu province have breathed their last as they could not afford medical treatment for want of funds. They appeal the Chief Minister to intervene into the matter and long pending dues of 6th Pay Commission arrears and Cost of Living Allowance(COLA) since 1999 be released at the earliest.
In the said rally among others there were Surinder Singh, Balwinder Singh, Mohinder Siogh, Prem Nath, J.D.Singh, Gulshan Singh, Dwarka Nath and others were also present.