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September 23, 2022 10:24 pm

CIC Operators Demand Regularization, Seek LG’s Intervention

Srinagar- The Community Information Centre (CIC) Operators working in Rural Development Department (RDD) of J&K UT have appealed to the J&K Lieutenant Governor administration to get their services regularized.

CIC Operators working in the Rural Development Department Friday made an appeal to LG Manoj Sinha to fulfil their long-pending demand of regularization.

Addressing a press conference CIC Operators Association President Noorul Naeem Siddiqi said that hundreds of CIC operators working in Rural Development Department (RDD) and Panchayati Raj Department have been pressing for the demand of regularization for the last so many years.

“ CIC operators were appointed on merit basis through proper recruitment procedure by District Level Committees headed by Deputy Commissioner’s constituted by the Government in the year 2004” Naeem said.

“We are handling all the online work on the web portals of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj Department viz. e-GramSwaraj, Swachh Bharat Mission and all other e-Governance related applications for the past two decades, we have been working on meagre salaries” he added.

Mir Mushtaq who works as a CIC operator said after rendering our services for almost two decades, we are still not being regularized.

“We have surpassed the age of appointment and we can’t apply elsewhere for jobs”.

The CIC operators appealed to the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to intervene and regularize the services of CIC Operators working in the Rural Development Department.

They expressed hope, the Lieutenant Governor-led administration will regularize their services and increase monthly remuneration.

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Syed Mohammad Burhan

Syed Mohammad Burhan has Masters in Mass Communications and works as City Reporter at Kashmir Observer. He tweets @syedmohammad313