STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: All J&K Pensioners and Civil Society Association urged the Governor, Satya Pal Malik to consider genuine demands of the association including removal of disparity in pension payment. In the meeting held here on Thursday, Ajit Singh Adyal, President of the Association, highlighted various demands including removal of disparity in pension payment of One Rank One Pension payment formula. He mentioned that under SRO 333 of 2018 dated August 2, 2018, clerical staff has been upgraded by one pay scale but other categories of State employees, having same pay scale, have been ignored which need to be considered for other categories also as has been done in favour of Patwaris from January 1, 1996. He further said that pensioners having worked in higher pay scales are getting pension of lower pay scale due to non regularization of their service. He also demanded arrears of pension from January 1, 2016, hike in medical allowance, health medical insurance scheme, hike in DA, release of 5 per cent DA, disparity in time bound promotions under SRO 14 of 1996 and SRO 28 of 1996 and include drivers, conductors and cleaners of J&K SRTC in the category of essential services, etc. Ajit Singh Adyal and N.D Sharma, General Secretary urged upon the Governor S.P Malik and Advisor to Governor K.K Sharma to issue instructions to the concerned authorities to settle the pensioners problems at the earliest.
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