Srinagar, Nov 10(ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said his Government is ready to release the pending salaries of the Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) employees.
Addressing a press conference in Srinagar, Omar said: "I am ready to release the pending salaries of employees of SRTC. As for the Sixth Pay Commission, they (employees) can only get benefits if the Corporation is made profit earning."
"How can we give them the Sixth Pay Commission benefits, when corporation is a loss-registering one," Omar said.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of SRTC Workers' Association, Shakeel Ahmad Kuchay, said the association would accept the offer only if it is given on the pattern awarded to employees of the All India Transport Federation. (ANI)