STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: The ongoing pen down strike by Patwaris and Girdawars across the State entered third day on Wednesday.
The strike is being observed under the banner of All Jammu and Kashmir Patwar Association in support of the demands including removal of pay anomalies with retrospective effect, stoppage of direct recruitment of Naib Tehsildar, grade pay of graduate Patwaris from Rs 2,400 to Rs 2,800, timely DPC, creation of Patwar Halqas and GQ Circles, enhancement of allowances, rent for Patwar Khanas (Private Accommodation) till construction of Patwar Khanas, etc.
The protesting Patwaris and Girdawars of Jammu Tehsil assembled at Deputy Commissioner office and held demonstration in support of their demands.
Addressing the protestors, Senior Vice President AJKPA Mushtaq Ahmed Ganai said that it is very unfortunate that despite the tireless effort of the association to get redressed the demands of the Patwaris and Girdawars by means of petitions and prayers, the government has not taken any step to resolve them.
He warned the government to resolve the issues of AJKPA immediately.
Provincial President Jammu Farooq Malik, Ex State President Raman Raj, State Organizer Vinay Kumar, District President Jammu Kaleem Ahmed and Secretary Jammu Shabir Ahmed also spoke on the occasion.
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