PDP Demands Blacklisting Of Datar Security Services

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Deduction Of Salaries By The Private Security Firm Led To Protest By Guards Deployed At JK Banks

Srinagar: The PDP on Monday demanded the blacklisting of private security firm Datar Security Services, which has been contracted by the Jammu and Kashmir Bank, for unfair treatment of its employees.

PDP leader and Coordinator for Central Kashmir Shahnawaz Mir said that he would go for hunger strike if security guards are not given salary as per the Minimum Wages Act.

He also demanded blacklisting of the Datar Security Servies company.

The security company manages security at various branches and ATM kiosks of the J&K Bank. Earlier, Kashmir Observer explained in detail the nature of violation of the Minimum Wages Act by the private firm.

In violation of the law, the guards’ salaries have been cut down to a paltry sum of Rupees 5,500 per month.

Classified as highly-skilled and skilled workers, armed and unarmed guards employed by the private firm were aghast when the company’s management informed them of salary cuts.

In protest, dozens of guards affiliated with the private company recently  held a protest demonstration in Srinagar. Similar protests by bank guards was held in the Jammu city as well.

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