Employees Protest in Kashmir, demand regularisation of jobs

Srinagar – Government employees in Jammu and Kashmir protested on Wednesday against the state government’s for not meeting their demand for regularisation of their jobs.

Interacting with reporters on Wednesday, the protesters said Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has not fulfilled the promise that he made to the people of the state with regards to job regularisation.

“Through media, I request the chief minister of Kashmir Omar Abdullah that he should fulfill requirements of the contract he signed with representatives of state government employees. Abdullah’s political advisor, Devender Singh Rana was also looking through the agreement and we were given an assurance that they would be given their rights. However this does not seem to be the case and we are still suffering. If such is the attitude of the provincial government towards its own employees then how would it treat the common man? Dignity of the government is at stake,” said Alam.

Protesters added if their demands were not met, they would launch massive agitations from October 15.

“After October 15, our joint consultative committee will launch mass agitation and it would comprise of government employees and the provincial government will be held responsible. They will have to bear the consequences after our agitation,” said Alam.

The protestors threatened to intensify the protests if the provincial government fails to take action for their welfare.

In 2010, the state government appointed hundreds of youths on contractual basis under a specific scheme and from the date of appointment these youths are getting Rs.2500 per month, which is not sufficient for them.

Recently, protests and demonstrations have become the norm of the day as the people in the province vent their anger against the government led by Omar Abdullah, which is marred by corruption and has failed to address their woes.

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