|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Nov 5: Jammu and Kashmir Retired Police Pensioners today staged a protest demonstration against pay anomaly, accusing government of discrimination.
A large number of retired policemen under the banner of J&K Police (Non-Gazetted) Pensioners Welfare Association led by Ajit Singh assembled here today and started protesting demanding redressal of their demands. They were demanding removal of pay anomaly.
As per State gradation, police ranking is at number 5, whereas, looking at their duty hours, which is 24 hours and the sacrifices given by them, they should be ranked as Number 1, they said.
Various Pay Anomaly committees have been formed and they have given their opinions and approvals from time to time but nothing was done so far in this regard, they said.
Adding, the Finance Department sought clarification from the Director General of Police regarding the pay anomalies to retiree ASIs and Head Constables. The office of the DGP informed about the amount which should be released in favour of retired officials, they demanded.
They appealed to Governor NN Vohra for release of hardship allowan-ces which were announced during Amarnath Yatra.