KUPWARA: The daily wage employees of power development department (PDD) on Thursday staged a protest in border district Kupwara, demanding regularisation of their services.
A large number of daily wage and need based employees of PDD assembled in front of the main gate of the PDD office on Thursday morning and raised slogans against the government. They also blocked the main gate of PDD office and didn’t allow the officials to go inside the office.
“We are 250 daily wage and need base employees working in the department from the last twenty years. But the department is yet to regularise our services,” Bilal Ahmad Shah, one of the protester said.
He said the governments in the past showed indifferent attitude towards the workers of PDD by not regularising their services despite made promises
Later, Tehsildar Kupwara along with executive engineer PDD and Kupwara police rushed to the spot and assured the protesting employees that their genuine demands will be addressed soon.