NYC Employees Protest, Demand Regularization Of Services

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Srinagar- National Youth Corps (NYC) Employees on Tuesday held a protest demonstration in Srinagar demanding immediate regularization of their services.

Hundreds of NYC employees assembled in the press enclave at Lal Chowk and staged a sit-in protest.

They said they were engaged on merit basis and by not regularizing them the government is playing with their future.

Stating that NYC Association time to time demanded the Government to come up with a comprehensive policy by which the future of 8000 NYC remains secure, the protesting youth said the Government gave only verbal assurances.

They also said the administration had done nothing at ground level and now it has backtracked from his promises made with NYC youth.

The protesting NYC youth said that they have been working in different departments for the last 12 years with the hope that they will be regularized when vacancies are available.

They alleged the government has betrayed them by calling them volunteers.

“We are not volunteers as it was the BJP Government which gave us SRO 520 in the year 2017,” they added and requested the LG Administration for regularizing their jobs, enhancement of wages and extending them benefit of health insurance policies.

Asif Ali Bhat, president NYC Employees’ Association said that the then LG assured us that we are going to seek vacant vacancies and will firstly regularize you there in the departments where you are deployed as per your qualification and then the left out vacancies shall be forwarded to recruitment agencies. He assured us about timely completion of the process to end the sufferings of NYCs.

Bhat stressed that the government of Jammu and Kashmir is well aware about the fact that the NYC, REK, REZ and REJ employees are not getting the legally justified wages.

Meanwhile, the NYC employee’s association appealed to the government to regularize their services at the earliest. (CNS)

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