Address the issues of agitating temporary employees

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SRINAGAR, May 28 (UNI) Rehbar-e-Janglat employees protest outside JK BJP headquarters in Srinagar demanding regularisation of their jobs, in Srinagar on Saturday. UNI PHOTO- 42U

The J&K government’s recent decision to refer the hundreds of adhoc posts to the SSRB has caused furore among the youths who have been already appointed on these posts from the past several years.

These posts were filled after the local youths in J&K were employed on meager salaries against these vacancies. The youths, many of them highly qualified with a hope to get permanent job offers with a hope that they will one day get regularized against these vacancies and can comfortably run their families.

Last week, through an order all these posts were referred to SSB leaving the youths already engaged disappointed. Many of these youths had spent years on these posts.

However, now these young men and women find their career on the stake as they have no hope whether they can compete with the younger generation who will apply for these posts.

The employees have been holding protests for the past many days asking the government to reverse this decision. Even many mainstream politicians and the leaders of BJP sided with protesting employees. Amid the protests, these youths met J&K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha at Rajbhawan.

The delegation comprised of J&K Rehbar-e-Khel Teachers Association and All J&K Rehbar-e-Janglat Employees Association. The members of the delegation apprised the Lt Governor about their concerning issues regarding the apprehension of disengagement and submitted a memorandum of their demands pertaining to the regularisation of their services, salary enhancement, etc.

The Lt Governor, while interacting with the members of the delegation assured them that all their concerns and issues will be addressed appropriately. He also said that Rehbar-e-Khel and Rehbar-e-Janglat employees should not get misled by the false information doing rounds in the media and the government is not considering disengagement of Rehbar-e-Khel and Rehbar-e-Janglat employees.

The Lt Governor directed Principal Secretary GAD to address all the genuine concerns and issues projected by the delegation, on priority. Though these youths have been given solid assurance, now it’s time for the government to make these employees permanent on these posts so this issue will be over once for all and secure their future to have a stable life ahead.

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