200 Employees Demand Repatriation From Ladakh

LEH: Nearly 200 employees posted in the newly created union territory of Ladakh are desperate to be repatriated by the authorities despite having completed a period of three to five years.

The employees were posted in the Ladakh region before the bifurcation of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir for a time bond period of a maximum of two years but have not been repatriated by their concerned departments so far.

At least 200 employees of different departments including that of the Health Department, Education, PDD, Finance and Planning, Home Department PO, PWD (R&B), and PHE are posted in the region.

Talking to news agency KNO, the employees said that the authorities are forcing them to suffer when most of them have already rendered services of more than three to five years in the Ladakh region.

The employees said that many of them are facing serve personal issues including the family compulsions and health worries.

The aggrieved employees said they have made their representations to the highest authorities possible including the LGs of both the union territories but so far no concrete step has been initiated

Dr Krishan Kant the president of the Non-local Employees Association while expressing dismay said that from time to time the General Administration Department (GAD) of Jammu and Kashmir issued letters to concerned departments seeking details of the employees posted in the Ladakh region but so far the departments have not submitted the names of substitutes for the region.

"Our repatriation is possible only if the concerned departments provide the substitutes to the GAD well in time and the justice is delivered to nearly 200 employees posted in the Ladakh region for the past as many years,” Kant said.

Kant said the authorities must consider the substitutes on time before September 30 and transfer all the non-local employees from the Ladakh region failing of which they will be forced to hit the streets and protest against them.

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