Forest casual labour employees protest against deptt

Sopore: Scores of casual labours and need base employees of Forest department of north Kashmir Monday staged a protest against the alleged promotions granted to the ‘blue-eyed’ persons.

The protesters assembled at Conservator’s office and chanted slogans against the department, demanding justice.

The employees said that they are working in the department since 1996 but unfortunately the government has neglected the employees who are serving the department with dedication.

They alleged that the conservator has neglected them in the promotion list and those who are working since 2003 have been shortlisted.

Meanwhile, Conservator of Forest department North Range, M M Rather said that the list regarding the promotion of the employees has not been submitted so far.

“We have formulated a list as per the seniority for the promotions but those who were protesting today were not in the list,” he said, adding that they will find a way to accommodate the deserving employees.

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