Demand under consideration: Chief Minister
Srinagar, May 14: Days after dissenting employees threatened to dislodge his government, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said the demand for enhancement of their retirement age was under consideration.
“We have fulfilled all the demands of the employees including grant of 6th pay commission arrears, release of HRA, DA, etc excepting one that of is raising the age of retirement by two years which is under the consideration of the government,” Omar told a public gathering after inaugurating the additional block of JLNM hospital Rainawari here.
Expressing dismay over what he called unnecessary protests by certain groups of employees, the Chief Minister said the government has all along been employee-friendly. “We are looking forward for some via media (on retirement age) which shall satisfy the interests of both the employees and the educated youth,” he said hinting towards the possibility of the government raising the retirement age by at least by one year in the first go.