SBM employees start 48-hr hunger strike to press for their regularisation

SBM employees start 48-hr hunger strike to press for their regularisation
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ARIF RASHID

SRINAGAR: The contractual employees working under Central sponsored Scheme, Saakshar Bharat Mission (SBM) on Thursday started 48 hour hunger strike to press for their regularization here.
Scores of protesting employees from various districts of Kashmir Valley assembled here in Partap Park and raised slogans against the government for not fulfilling their demand.
They Protesters said that they demand their regularization and adjustment in “Padina Likhna Abhiyaan” which is to be launched on September 8 on International Literacy Day.
President All J&K Saakshar Bharat Mission Mission (SBM) employee’s forum, Ishfaq Ahmad Shah said that have completed six years of services in the education department but the government is neglecting their demands.
“We worked on contractual basis at various districts, Block and Panchayat levels. We are qualified and were engaged on merit basis”
He also said that they are nearly 6000 highly qualified youths which are working on contractual basis under the SBM Scheme.
“The government have also started a process to frame a job policy for contractual Saakshar Bharat Mission employees for which directors of both divisions were communicated and joint director of SBM was asked to submit necessary inputs in this matter for further action,” Shah said.
“The file is lying in the office of Joint Director planning of school education department from a long period,” Shah added.
The protestors threatened to prolong their hunger strike if their demands are not fulfilled up to 8th September,