J-K govt employees strike enters sixth day

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Srinagar, Apr 9 (ANI): The strike by the Jammu and Kashmir Government employees entered its sixth day today, disrupting normal life across the state.

The strike has aggravated the sufferings of general public.

The employees have given a 'Secretariate Chalo' call on April 12 and will court arrest on that day.

The striking employees are demanding the release of arrears prescribed by the Sixth Pay Commission and enhancement of the retirement age from 58 to 60.

The state cabinet met on Monday and decided to impose the Essential Service Maintenance Act (ESMA), which prevents employees from taking their salaries if they do not come for work. (ANI)

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