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Secretariat at Jammu wears deserted look, less than half a dozen secretaries, two Advisors among few presentees in secretariat


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Srinagar, Feb 18 (KNS): Following a call from the Secretariat Employees Union to leave Jammu, the Secretariat offices and corridors were on Monday deserted as majority of the employees and the administrative secretaries were found absent from duty.
Top sources while disclosing this to Kashmir News Service (KNS) revealed that two Advisors to Governor K Vijay Kumar and K K Sharma and less than half a dozen administrative secretaries including RK Goyal and Atal Duloo were only among the few top officials present at the civil secretariat the heart seat of power of the Jammu and Kashmir government.
As reported already president Secretariat Employees Union Ghulam Rasool Mir had asked the government to ensure immediate safety or security of the employees or give them a free passage to Kashmir for the safety of their lives.
Today’s rampant absenteeism at the civil secretariat from top levels of the bureaucracy to the lowest levels of clerical and forth class cadre was a befitting response to the call of secretariat employees union for the safety and security of the Kashmiri employees working at the civil secretariat and other move offices of the state government.
Sources also said that the state government employees on Sunday evening left for Srinagar in three buses as attacks on estates department owned residential quarters of the state government continued for three consecutive days in Jammu, the winter capital of the state, adding that more employees may leave for Srinagar in next two days if the government does not take immediate measures for the security and safety of Kashmiri employees lodged in residential quarters of the state government at different places in Jammu city.
Meanwhile, reports said trading community is upset over the continuing curfew and curbs in Jammu city as the same, according them, would hit the booming trade in the winter capital.
It has been learnt that private vehicles of several government employees were also among the dozens of vehicles torched by violent mobs on Friday last week. (KNS) 


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