EJAC (R) threatens agitation if demands not met for casual labourers welfare

EJAC (R) threatens agitation if demands not met for casual labourers welfare

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Employees Joint Action Committee (R) on Saturday threatened the state government with launching a powerful agitation if their demands were not fulfilled by the 22nd of this month.
Addressing a presser here in Srinagar, the members of the EJAC (R) said the Revocation SRO 520 and SRO-30- GAD of 2019, dated 24 May 2019, is totally against the interests of daily wagers, casual labourers, Anganwadi workers and other contractual, need-based workers. The EJAC (R) demanded the regularisation of their services and timely release of their wages.
“The Contractual Teachers of Kashmir, whose contract was ended in the month of May this year, have been on protest for the last 60 days in Pratap Park. We demand continuation of their services as they are well-qualified youths,” state President of EJAC (R) Babu Hussain Malik said.
Malik said the committee’s other demands included removal of pay anomalies of clerical grade in SRO-333 and enhancement of medical allowance from Rs 300 to 5000 per month to those employees who are not getting medical allowance benefits.
The EJAC (R) President also said, “The SRO 202 should be abolished as the employees are not getting much benefit under this SRO. The DPC of the employees is pending from last many years. We demand the DPC in every department will be made compulsory after every six months and that all vacant posts in all departments of the state will be filled.”
“Two-point-five days’ extra pay should be given in favour of employees of department of Sheep Husbandry and Information Department employees on pattern of the Essential Services Department like Health Department,” Malik added
He demanded the funds of all those departments which were stopped by the previous government should be released, especially department of Stores and Procurement, which is the only quality controller of the state.
The employees of EJAC (R) said that the government should give 10 percent of DA to employees working in Ladakh Division and that reservation in promotion should be restored.
The EJAC (R) also said that if the government fails to fulfil their demands, they will go for protest on 23rd July in Pratap Park to press their demands.