JAMMU, JUN 12: The voluntarily retired workers of J&K State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) held protest demonstration and dharna against the management of the Corporation and State Government at Press Club here today.
The VRS given workers of the SRTC led by Dev Raj Bali, president All J&K SRTC Voluntarily Retired Employees Association, assembled at Exhibition Ground near Press Club in the morning and started protest demonstration. They were shouting slogans in support of their demands and also against the SRTC management and State Finance Department.
Bali alleged that SRTC was not paying arrears of the VRS given SRTC employees. He alleged at nearly 700 VRS given workers of the Corporation are feeling cheated as they have been deprived of their arrears. He alleged that merely 50% arrears have been given to the workers while arrears of the 6th Pay Commission and COLA installments have been denied to them by the SRTC management.
He demanded arrears from January 1, 2006 and COLA arrears since 1999 besides pension benefits and 8.33 pc bonus on the basic pay.