Forest daily-wagers demand implementation of SRO 520

Forest daily-wagers demand implementation of SRO 520
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ARIF RASHID

SRINAGAR: The Employees working under central Government Sponsored Scheme Compensatory Afforestation Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) wing of forest department on Monday held a protest demonstration in Srinagar demanding implementation of SRO 520.
Scores of employees from various districts of Kashmir valley assembled here in press enclave and shouted slogans “we want Justice” “implementation of SRO 520 for us”.
The protesters said that they are working in the department from last 10 years and government is neglected them now.
Mushtaq Ahmad Mir, President of CAMPA Association said that a meeting which was held in August this year and it was decided that the employees working under CAMPA scheme will be included in SRO 520. “Even the sub Committee of 2014 has approved us for the regularisation.”
“Why is now government neglecting us,” Mir questioned.
Sajad Ahmad, one of the casual labours working in CAMPA wing of forest department said “the scheme was launched in 2009 in the state. We are working as Casual laborers in the department,” said Ahmad.
The protesting employees also demanded release of pending wages from five months.