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NMC demands release of pending DA
8/30/2018 10:57:05 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Aug 30: President of the National Mazdoor Conference (NMC) Subash Shastri has urged upon the State Governor Satya Pal Malik to release the pending installment of DA due from July last @ 2% to the State Government employees and pensioners at the earliest in view of sharp increase of the prices of essential commodities and inflation as the same installment of DA has already released by the Union Cabinet in its meeting held yesterday.
Addressing a well attended NMC Workers Meet at Gandhi Nagar, he pointed out that since there is already budget provision made by the State Government for the year 2018-19, there should not be any hitch for the State Government in releasing the same to its employees and pensioners. The delayed release of DA not only puts burden on the government exchequer to liquidate the arrears but also increase the difficulties of employees and pensioners, he added.
He also impressed for early payment of pending 7th Pay Commission arrears to all categories of pensioners in one go so that the pensioners would get sigh of relief from rising prices and inflation.
Pleading the cause of both Central/State Government's Employees and pensioners Shastri also appealed to the Prime Minister and Finance Minister's to immediately consider the recommendations of Ashok Lavasa committee set up by the Central Govt. to look in to the anomalies of lower class employees both working in the central/state governments. Necessary report containing recommendations proving relief against anomalies stand already submitted for acceptance long back, he added.
Shastri expressed hope that the Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitley starting on a positive, note will resolve this long pending and burning issue which has the potential of snowballing into the major political issue during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Shastri said that Lavasa Committee in its recommendation enhance the salary of lower class from Rs.18,000 to Rs. 21,000, despite lapse of over several months ,the matter is still pending for acceptance causing lot of discontent amongst the salaried class.
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