Seeking immediate implementation of an agreement signed between employees' body and government on July 8, 2012, the state government employees, under the banner of the Jammu and Kashmir Joint Consultative Committee (JCC), held a demonstration outside the divisional commissioner's office in Jammu on Thursday.
Led by senior JCC leader Gafoor Dar, hundreds of employees gathered outside the divisional commissioner's office and raised anti-government slogans and warned government against testing their patience.
Dar cautioned the state government against delaying the implementation of the agreement, which will ultimately compel the employees to launch a decisive agitation to get the demands fulfilled.
"Similar protests were organised at all districts headquarters of the state on Thursday. On Friday, all state government employees will observe a pen-down strike. No employee will do any official work. At every office gate, employees will hold protest," he said.
Dar announced that the JCC will meet in Srinagar on August 26 to chalk out the future course of action.
Employees are demanding enhancement of retirement age from 58 to 60, regularisation policy for all dailywagers and casual labourers engaged after 1994, removal of pay anomalies of the clerical cadre and budgetary support to public sector and release of salaries and other pending arrears by corporations.