SRINAGAR: Scores of contingent Paid employees on Wednesday held protest demonstration here demanding the regularization of their services.
The protest was held under the banner of Contingent Paid Employees Union Jammu and Kashmir (CPEUJ&K) which is also affiliated with Employees Joint Action Committee led by Qayoom Wani.
The union alleged that they are paid “minimum wages” despite working in schools for many years and when after many years an order like SRO-308 was issued the government “failed” to implement it properly.
“The order SRO-308 issued in 2008 raised our hopes but corrupt officials have failed to implement it in its totality,” said Manzoor Ahmad Bhat, Press Secretary CPEUJ&K.
“Now the government in 2017 had promised to meet the demands of casual employees on urgent basis but the preference was given to 7th pay commission due to the pressure from bureaucracy,” Bhat said.
The union termed it “ironical” that the department has given a green signal to 20 thousand watch and ward posts thereby keeping the already casual employees” hanging in the middle”.
“How can they announce new posts when they are not regularizing those employees who are already working in the department for so many years now,” Manzoor said.
These things force us to hit the streets and when we are beaten by police then these ministers come and play dirty politics and take photos with the injured for their own interests,” he added.
The union has warned of taking “extreme steps” if their genuine demands are not met and said government would be “totally responsible” for that.