EJAC Aghast At ‘Arbitrary Expulsion’ Of Employees

EJAC President Fayaz Shabum addresses a presser in Srinagar | file photo

‘Shall Second Government Decisions Only If Based On Rationale And Logic’

Srinagar- The Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) on Tuesday said arbitrary expulsion of employees may have far reaching consequences and will only further alienate the masses.

EJAC President Fayaz Ahmad Shabnum, said that there may be “some trivial issues” that merit reprimand for the sake of accountability but sacking employees forthwith and giving out no tangible reasons is “dictatorial and unconstitutional.”

“It is a well known fact that one seeks employability not for his/her individual needs only but the job caters to the needs of the entire family, dependants of the employee. Hence showing exit to one person is depriving livelihood rights to a whole family,” he told a local news agency after an EJAC meeting in Srinagar.

The EJAC president also said that personal vendetta couldn’t be ruled out in such expulsions. “There has to be substantial evidence on account of such actions but momentarily it seems that the expulsion of the employees is arbitrary and has no concrete basis,” he said.

“The terminated people must be given a chance to be heard so that justice prevails,” he added. “There has to be a charge-sheet in which charges leveled against an employee be made explicit. This is pointing towards some connivance which shall deepen the wedge between the government and the employees.”

Shabnam said that the “genuine demands” of government employees was being ignored by the administration that is “more interested in doing away with them.” He added: “We shall second the government decisions but only if they are based on rationale and logic.”

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