JPMC neurosurgery staff protest against delay in salary payment

September 25, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Employees of Neurosurgery Department, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) on Wednesday staged a protest demonstration outside the Director JPMC office against non-payment of their three-month salaries.

Dozens of neurosurgery employees from grade 1 to 16 staged protest demonstration against the account official of JPMC over their bureaucratic hurdles by not releasing their salaries.

The protesters were carrying placards and banners inscribed with different slogans.

President Neurosurgery Employees Action Committee Ameer Ali Dinari said 104 regular employees of neurosurgery department have been deprived of their salaries for last three months. He said employees and their families were facing great hardships due to delay in their salaries.

He demanded provincial authorities to take notice of issue and play their due role in early release of salaries. He vowed to continue their protest till the release of pending salaries.

Joint Director, JPMC, Dr Seemi Jamali when contacted, said these employees was recruited by the last federal government and later were regularized on their posts but after the 18th amendment they were transferred to provincial government.

She said JPMC administration had forwarded PC-4 for lower cadres of neurosurgery project but provincial finance department and accountant general Sindh are yet to approve it. She said administration is in contact with the secretary health for early release their salaries.

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