Sacked DPS Drivers Stage Protest 

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Srinagar: Scores of drivers and conductors working with Delhi Public School (DPS) Budgam staged a protest on Monday against the retrenchment notice given to them by the school authorities.

Scores of drivers and conductors working with DPS Sheikhpora Budgam assembled outside the school premises and staged a protest against the school management for dismissing them from the services.

Having assembled under the banner of ‘Drivers Union DPS Budgam’, they raised slogans against the school management for making them jobless.

Protestors said that they have been working as drivers, conductors in the school, for the last 10 to 13 years, but now are being terminated, which according to them is an injustice.

“On 15th September we were intimated through SMS messages that our services were being terminated and when we approached the management to provide us the reason for our retrenchment, they said that the school is suffering financial losses”, said a protestor.

“Even our gratuity has been credited to our accounts, to pave a way for laying us off,” he added.

If school goes ahead with its retrenchment plan. Our first counter step will be closing the access road to the school because we have provided land for it in lieu of jobs,” they warned.

No official of DPS Budgam was available for a comment. When school management decides to respond, the story will be updated.

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