High level delegation of JK Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) meets Advisor Basheer Khan

SRINAGAR: A high level delegation of JK Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) headed by its president and chairman JKTeachers Forum Mohd Rafique Rather met with Advisor Mr Baseer Ahmad Khan and presented a memorandum comprising of 11 points related to the issues of employees of different daparments for early redressal. The other members who were part of delegation were Mohd Afzal Bhat , Muzaffer Ahmad Dar, Gazi fayaz, , Tahir Ahmad Sofi, Tariq Ahmad Lone, Gh Nabi Sofi, Syed Sajad, Javaid Ahmad Khan, Ab Qyoom Mir and Mohd Abdullah, spokesman told Kashmir Reader in a press statement.
The delegation apprised Hon’ble Advisor of some chronic issues confronting employees fraternity of Jammu and Kashmir for long and urged for early redressal . The delegation was received with honour and patient hearing was given to the delegation with utmost care and was assured a sympathetic and favourable consideration of all issues highlighted in the memorandum at the highest level. The delegation started its deliberation with the issue of regularization of all adhoc employees, Casual labours, daily wagers, temporary employees, HDF, MGNREGA, NRHM employees, Contractual employees and other categories of temporary employees and implementation of Minimum wages Act( MWA). in their favour. To which Hon’ble advisor responded with a positive attitude and assured the delegation that the issue is under consideration at the highest level he also said that whatever is possible in this regard, will be done . The delegation highlighted the miserable condition of these employees and said that nonpayment of their salary/ wages has left them starving and urged for the release of their salary.the deputation was assured of the redressal of the issue at an earliest.
The delegation forcefully raised the issue of nonpayment of salary to the employees of State forest corporation, Handloom development corporation, State Road Transport Corporation, Handicraft corporation, Arts emporium, JK Cements Ltd. And appraised the chair about the suffering of the employees working in PSUs as a result of nonpayment of their salaries for many months and also advocated for budgetary support from the government to meet out their salaries. To which Hon’ble Advisor responded sympathetically and assured the delegation that this human issue will be looked into seriously and directed his OSD to seek the report on the issue.
Rafique Rather raised the issue of regularisation of employees of cable car corporation, which has not been done in spite of adequate resources available with the corporation. He also urged for posting of full time General Manager, the post which has been held additionally by Joint Director tourism. Rafique Rather urged for release of an outstanding amount of Covid fund lying with different DCs. The advisor assured speedy redressal of all these issues at an earliest since the department lies with him only.

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