Demand Grows for Shifting of JD Information Office at Rambagh 

Srinagar: The Joint Director Information office at Rambagh which operates from a rented building lacks all basic facilities and employees are demanding the office be shifted to a better place.

The employees say they have no access to even basic facilities like drinking water and there is no hassle free power supply even though most of the staff has to stay overtime as their work demands.

The office of Joint Director Information, which looks after Kashmir Division was shifted from Govt Press Complex located close to Srinagar Press Enclave to a private building in Rambagh a few years back for unknown reasons.

“A short circuit triggered panic among the employees due to unscheduled and improper electricity supply some time back and ever since the power supply has not been fully restored to the office”, an employee said.

In this digital era where everything depends on hassle free power supply, the employees of this office are suffering due to acute shortage of power supply.

The accessibility has become extremely difficult for the journalists too as the office falls far away from the city centre where most of the newspaper and other media houses are located.

Under this scenario, shifting of the office from Rambagh to some other place remains the only option, according to the employees.

When contacted Joint Director information, Inam Ul Haq said that the matter has been taken up with the higher authorities.

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