Scores of pensioners of Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE) staged a protest at press enclave here to press for release of 7th pay commission arrears since January 2016.
The pensioners said the board has also failed to extend the benefit of “enhanced pay grade” for the retired section officers (SOs), unlike other departments which have given that benefit to the pensioners.
The pensioners assembled under the banner ‘JKBOSE pensioners association’ and raised slogans in favour of their demands.
“It has been around two years since the 7th pay panel report has been implemented in the state, yet the benefit we are entitled to has not been released in our favour,” said Ghulam Hassan, association secretary.
“In this old age we are entirely dependent on the pension and it is unfortunate that the higher officials of BOSE are forcing us to come on the streets in this bone chilling cold,” he said.
The pensioners said they met the chairman of BOSE and other high official but none of their issues has been resolved so far.
The aggrieved pensioners said that if authorities did not fulfil their demands, they would intensify their protests.
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