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NMC appeals Finance Minister to release funds in favour of daily rated workers
1/21/2018 10:36:26 PM
Early Times Report
Jammu, Jan 21: President of the National Mazdoor Conference(NMC) Subash Shastri today appealed to the State Finance Minister's Dr.Hseeb.A.Drabu to allocate separate funds for immediate disbursement of dues pending for year together in favor of daily rated workers working in the various departments of the State Govt., so that they would get sigh of relief.
Addressing a well attended NMC Workers meet here, Shastri also impressed upon the Govt. to ensure monthly payment of salary/wages on regular basis to meet their both and meet become presently no wage heads in place, as a result of this these poor working class get their salary one or two months in a year causing of hardships. "As a good will gesture, till the formalities under SRO 520 get finalized, there is absolute need to provide relief by setting up off wage head under each head of the department (HOD)." Shastri added.
After having interaction with NMC activists, it has come fore, that to complete the formalities of this SRO, the daily rated workers shall have to undergo a lengthy process, which should be review to be extent that minimum formalities asked to be completed to release the process on them ,as they cannot leave place of posting being the daily rated workers working in essential services ,Shastri said.
Regarding 7th pay commission recommendations to the employees of State Govt. and pensioners, Shastri hoped that the State Govt. headed by Chief Minister's Smt. Mehbooba Mufti will sincere, and release the benefits in one go from April 1,2018, as already announced by the Finance Minister's in the his budget speech while presenting 2018-19 budget in the State Assembly on 11th of January 2018. Emphasizing on the need for total exemption of Dearness Allowance (DA) from the ambit of Income Tax, Shastri also urged upon the Union Finance Minister to reconsider the practice and take early decision in this regard, so that confusion and uncertainty among employees and pensioners of the Central and State Governments will come to end. Shastri that the price escalation and massive inflation in the country is directly linked with the DA of the salaried class and pensioners, adding that it was strange that the income tax is also imposed on the increase of the salaries because of Dearness Allowance (DA).
There is no justification of imposing income tax of DA, he added. Release of three percent DA due from July, 2017 in favour of both Central and State Govt. employees and pensioner beside enhancing wages of the daily rated workers to Rs. 350 per day & increasing the medical allowance to Rs. 2000 per month were other demands highlighted in the meeting. Among others who were also present on the occasion included Rajan Babu Khajuria, B.S. Jamwal, Jaipal Sharma, Ram Singh, Pardeep Kumar, Surinder Kumar, Bhupinder Singh, Ramesh Sharma, Sunil, Swarn Bhagat, Subash Sharma, Tarsem Gill, Suraj Parkash, Sukhdev Singh, Tarseem Sharma, Tilak Raj, Girdhari Lal and others.
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