7th pay commission: Government employees strike, cops swoop down on them on streets
7th pay commission: These government employees have been making various demands including the one about getting a pay hike as per their needs.
7th pay commission: With demands not being met, certain sections of staff are taking things into their own hands. These government employees have been making various demands including the one about getting a pay hike as per their needs. However, even as they ran from pillar to post to try and convince the authorities to accede to their request, the end result was that they got nothing but reassurances in return. Considering the high living costs, government employees are demanding a hike as per 7th pay commission recommendations in order to better deal with the price rise and ensure a satisfactory lifestyle for themselves.
These were state government employees in Jammu and Kashmir and they took matters into their hands to highlight their plight. To do this scores of staff members started a protest march to the residence of Governor NN Vohra. Considering the state is under President's Rule, the effective head of government is the governor. However, before they could reach anywhere near their goal, the police swooped down on them and effected mass arrest, according to a PTI report.
These were Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers who had gathered at the Sher-e-Kashmir Park in Srinagar and among their demands was not just that the 7th pay commission be implemented for them but also that their salaries should be separated from the Human Resources and Development Ministry.
According to the police, the protesters on Tuesday were warned to stop and disperse but since they did not, they were detained after a lathi charge. A number of state have provided their staff with the benefit of 7th pay commission. However, there are a number of segments of government institutions where this is yet to happen.