|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Aug 21: The voluntarily retired workers of J&K State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) held protest demonstration against the management of the Corporation and State Government at Exhibition Ground, near Press Club here today.
The VRS accorded workers of the J&K State Transport Corporation led by Dev Raj Bali, president All J&K SRTC Voluntarily Retired Employees Association, assembled at Exhibition Ground here in the morning and started protest demonstration. They were shouting slogans in support of their demands.
Bali while speaking on the occasion strongly criticized the SRTC authorities for not paying arrears of the VRS given SRTC employees. He alleged that nearly 700 VRS given workers of the Corporation are feeling cheated as they have been deprived of their arrears by the management of the Corporation. He alleged that merely 50% arrears have been given to the workers while arrears of the 6th Pay Commission and COLA installments have been denied by the SRTC management. He demanded 6th Pay Commission arrears from January Ist, 2006 and COLA arrears since 1999 besides pension benefits and 8.33 % bonus on the basic pay.
Surinder Singh, Balwinder Singh, BB Sharma , Shiv Kumar, D N Sharma, Deep Raj, Kulbir Singh and Gulshan Singh also spoke on the occasion.