JAMMU: Non-gazetted Police Pensioners on Thursday staged protest against the government for its indifference towards their demands.
Led by Ajit Singh, police pensioners under the banner of Non-Gazetted Police Pensioners Welfare Forum assembled at Exhibition Ground and raised slogans in support of their demands.
Addressing the protesters, Ajit Singh said that government is giving effect to its Order No 229-F of 2014 dated 7th October, 2014 regarding pay anomalies, from the date of order though the effect should be given from the year 1996 when Fifth Pay Commission was implemented throughout the State leaving only Police Department. He alleged that government has played a joke with the retired police men.
He criticised the government and the Police Department for ignoring the just and genuine demand of the poor police pensioners, stating that since the forum launched their struggle to get their rights, government is constituting committee after committee but doing nothing to redress the issue.
“As such we want to know the time frame because the issue is lingering for the last 20 years”, he added.
Ajit lamented that no relief has been provided to the retired police personnel, who were fighting their case since 1996. He demanded release of Rs 5,93,25,000 in favour of retired ASIs and HCs.
Protesters appealed to the government to act on the issues highlighted and take necessary action for the benefit of retirees who are on the road to get their own rights and dues.
Among those who joined the protest include Sukhdev Singh, Mohammad Sharief, Hari Singh, Raghubir Singh, Karnail Singh, Mohinder Singh, Uttam Singh, Ashok Kumar, Kuldeep Singh, Sham Sunder, Karan Singh, Kamal Verma, Diwan Singh, Hardev Singh, Hind Paul, Hoshnak Chand, Ram Lal and Jaswant Singh.