Wildlife employees seek hike in salaries, promotions

Wildlife employees seek hike in salaries, promotions
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ARIF RASHID

SRINAGAR: The wildlife employees of Jammu and Kashmir, under the banner of Jammu and Kashmir Wildlife Employees and Workers Union on Wednesday, staged a protest demonstration at Partap Park in Srinagar.
Scores of the protestors assembled at Partap park shouting anti-government slogans demanded the promotions according to their seniority, increase in the salaries, designation change among helpers and rehabilitation of casual labourers and senior labourers.
Manzoor Ahmed Pampoori, senior trade union leader of Employees Joint Consultation Committee, said “We are demanding from the government for the promotion of employees as per their seniority basis, to increase the salaries for field workers of wildlife department and risk allowance for all employees whether they are field worker’s, casual labours and daily wagers.”
The protesters threatened if the government failed to fulfil their demands, they will come out on the roads.
Muhammad Aslam Khan, one of the protester, said, “We are working in the department from last twenty years. We demandthat the state government to increase our wages as per the minimum wages act of the state. If the state government have given the benefits to all the casual labourers and daily wagers under the SRO520, then why casual labours and seasonal labourers of the wildlife department are ignored.”
The protestors requested the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti to intervene and fulfil their demands.