|Early Times Report|
Jammu, May 17: While hailing the ensuing visit of Prime Minister's in J&K State on May 19 in connection with inaugurations of various projects in the state, President of the National Mazdoor Conference (NMC) Subash Shastri described the same as precursor, for the speedy development of the state and an new era of peace, prosperity economic development will usher.
Addressing a well attended NMC workers meet at Secretary Park in Gandhi Nagar, Shastri urged upon Narendra Modi to immediately accept the recommendations of Ashok Lavasa Committee set up by the Central Government to look in to the anomalies of lower class employees both working in the Central/State Governments, adding that the said report containing recommendations proving relief against anomalies stand already submitted for acceptance long back.
He said that Lavasa Committee in its recommendation urged the Central Govt. to enhance the salary of lower class from Rs 18,000 to Rs 21,000 but despite lapse of more than eight months, the matter is still pending for acceptance causing lot of discontentment amongst the salaried class. The issue needs to be solved when the Union Cabinet meets next, so that lower class staff would heave sigh of relief from rising prices and inflation.
He urged Modi to full fill the legitimate demand of this lower class category. Shastri reminded that during parliamentary elections campaign in presence of Prime Minister's, the top national leadership of the BJP assured, if BJP came to power at the centre, they will resolves, all the long pending demands of salaried class of the country.
Hailing the Prime Minister as a strong leader with a decisive mandate Shastri said that the country has never felt as power full as today and same is due to Narendra Modi vision and policies. Shastri also stressed the Govt. to increase the medical allowance from rupee three hundred to rupees three thousand per month, enhancing the wages to rupee three hundred fifty from present rate of rupee two hundred twenty five, besides immediately implementation of SRO 520 and issuance of regularization orders of 180 daily rated workers working in the Rural Development Department etc. Among others who were also present on the occasion included Rajan Babu Khajuria, B.S. Jamwal, Darshan Bawa, Madan Lal, Suraj Parkash, Ram Singh, Surinder Kumar, Bhupinder Singh, Ramesh Sharma and others.