Baramulla: All Kashmir PHE Employees Federation staged a protest in Baramulla on Thursday against the “dual policy” of state government.
Hundreds of employees including technical staff, daily wagers and field staff gathered at the PHE division office and marched to the office of the deputy commissioner Baramulla where they present a memorandum to him.
The employees carried posters and shouted slogans against the state government.
They demanding implementation of “same policy” in both provinces of Kashmir and said that government was providing all aid to Jammu employees where as Kashmir employees were without such benefits.
“In the Governors rule in 1991 the government upgraded 1728 posts for Jammu region while as 2128 posts of Kashmir region are still waiting. Government created 1100 new PHE scheme and nine divisions in Kashmir but all the schemes and divisions are without proper field staff. We are demanding creation of new staff in all categories of these new schemes and divisions. We want to regularise all the daily wage and need based employees who are working at ground zero from past ten years,” said Abdul Gani Sheikh, chairman of All Kashmir PHE employees federation.
“We are working as daily wagers in the department from past 12 years and the department has not regularised our services. We are working at grassroots level and we are running all the department,” Gulam Hasan, a protester said.
The protesters were demanding to implement the SRO 149 for the PHE department.