Srinagar: A sit-in protest demonstration on was held by all Jammu and Kashmir Unemployed Tourism Professional Association demanding Rehber-e-sayahat Scheme to be implemented here.
The protesters demanded there should be legal policy followed to absorb all the professional tourism holders under the Rehber-e-sayahat Scheme so that all the Tourism Degree holders could be absorbed in the scheme without any persons with political background.
“The concerned department cold shouldered professionals and adjusted the non-professionals on political influence,” said Mudasir wani, spokesman of the Association. “We should be absorbed in sixteen different development authorities of the department.” He added.
The protesters gathered in Pratab Park here chanting slogans “save our future”, “save our Tourism Degrees” the protesters further marched towards the Civil sectrate Srinagar.
The Association alleged that the Selection list of TFs and landscaper is “pre framed list” and “politically influenced list,” expelling the tourism degree holders.
The Association spokesperson said that they have submitted the concern scheme file of Professional Degree holders under reference number TSM/Gen1-42/2017 date 03-10-2017.
“But at the eleventh hour the degree holders were expelled and dropped out from the scheme selection list,” he said.
The protesters said that the professional Tourism Degree holders are being dropped out from the scheme and six/three month crash course and political influence candidates were selected.
The Association claimed that they framed the idea of Rehber-e-sayahat scheme but at the time of implementation the department outnumbered degree holders by non-degree holders.
The tourism degree holders now appeal the state administration to absorb more than 300 candidates in the department before they would attain upper age limit for government jobs, like wise Rehber-i-Taleem, Rehber-i-Janglat and Rehber-i-Khel was implemented.