Engineers to go for mass casual leave on 2nd May

Engineers to go for mass casual leave on 2nd May
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Demand implementation of budget announcements

ARIF RASHID
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir State Joint Action Committee of Engineering Graduates on Friday said that they have decided to go for a mass casual leave on 2nd may 2018 to register their protest against the non-implementation of budget 2018 announcements for them.
Addressing a presser here, Pirzada hidayatullah, General Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir electrical engineers graduates Association said that most of the engineers are stagnant at basic levels from last 30 years.
“Due to failure of the government to regularise the engineering cadres, 95% of engineers have not been elevated to next level in the entire service of period. This chronic stagnation in engineering services has also been acknowledged by the government and reflected by the finance Minister in his budget speech of 2018-2019. He had assured Carrer Progression (ACP) for engineering services shall be implemented from ist April 2018 in accordance with the rules and regulations,” he said.
Farooq Ahmad Ganie , President of Jammu and Kashmir Civil engineering graduates Association said, “The other important announcement such as regularization of all adhoc promotions made from time to time enchantment in Fixed travel Allowances (FTA), removal of pay Anomalies at all levels especially that of Junior Engineers has not implemented yet in letter and spirit. There is no such provision of issues in the recent announced 7th pay Commission,” he said.
“However, after the assurance of announcement of finance minister, the administration has backstabbed the entire fraternity by denouncing the measures already announced in the budget speech of 2018-2019. We want to mention that most of our neighboring states had implemented assured Carrer Progression to their engineering services, “he said.
The Engineers of all wings had decided to go for a mass casual leave on 2nd may 2018 and assemble in engineering complex Raj Bagh as well as in Jammu to register their protest , he added.
Ganie also said that if the government fails to resolve their issues, they may be forced to suspend essential services.

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