When we speak of Jammu and Kashmir, it is a hard reality that J and K government has never given due share to its employees that may be, salary, half yearly DA installments, others perks announced by GoI or the pay commission recommendations, personal GPF, other benefits at the time of retirement etc, at its due time and that too after prolonged protests, Bandh calls and boycotting the Govt. work in the offices as pen down strikes.
o Abolition of Legislative Council: As of 2014, seven states (out of twenty nine) have a Legislative Council.
* Cutting down the size of Cabinet which will reduce the burden automatically in the shape of accommodation, travelling allowance, security expenses and what not. ( In Governor Rule only two advisors were running the show)
* Doing away with the annual Darbar move which is a big blow on the State exchequer as well as on the working period of the secretariat.
* The lust rides of ministers and politicians in flying machines without any delivery be curbed.
* Review the burden of security cover, luxurious bungalows, flying squads, TA, medical expenses, of ministers, politicians and ‘Chamchas’ of politicians.
* Restricting to accompany by district officers with these politicians, who are always bent upon to muster their vote bank.
* Total withdrawal of development funds from MLAs/MLCs as it is largely mis-used to appease the party workers rather than for productive development.
A fine government was run in Governor’s rule with just two advisors and everyone was happy and appreciative and this popular government is so un-popular that it has brought only miseries, sufferings and what not. If the government has no resources to implement the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations, providing jobs to the un-employed and to consider casual labour as permanent, it has no moral ground to function; it should immediately resign paving the way for Governor’s rule most acceptable to one and all. The huge amount usurped by these politicians will become sufficient to implement the recommendations of Seventh Pay Commission.