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JKWLEW Union protests in Srinagar

Calls SRO-520 a ‘cruel joke’


Srinagar, Feb 28 (KNS): Jammu and Kashmir Wild Life Employees’ and Workers’ Union on Wednesday staged protest against the government for failing to fulfill their demands since long.
The Union members assembled at Srinagar’s Pratap Park and chanted slogans in favour of justice.
They were demanding authorities to fulfill their genuine demands at an earliest.
Terming recently announced SRO-520 by Jammu and Kashmir Government a “cruel joke” for the daily wagers and casual labourers, president of Jammu and Kashmir Wild Life Employees’ and Workers’ (JKWLEW) Union, Tariq Ahmad Sofi said the order was “an act to deceive” the innocent employees in the name of regularization.
“The SRO-520 is a cruel joke which has been played upon the daily wagers and unconfirmed employees. We consider it as an attempt to deceive the employees in the name of regularization. Such orders are unacceptable to us,” Sofi said.
He said the union leaders have been inviting the attention of the government towards their genuine demands but the government has utterly failed to fulfill the demands, leaving thousands of workers and employees to lurch at large.
“Today’s protest should serve as an eye-opener to the government,” Sofi said.
He said employees working on consolidated, casual and need basis should be given preference in regularization of their services like the government did in 1994.
The other demands of the employees he included convening of meeting of departmental promotion committee (DPC) for lower rank officials which has not taken place for the past 17 years, change of designation of helpers which has already been implemented in other departments, removal of pay anomalies, reorganization of the department which has been pending since 2008, end to the “injustice” being meted to the senior officers who are being brought from different wings of the department and made subordinates, and promotion of the trained and experienced employees.
They later appealed government to fulfill their genuine demands at an earliest. (KNS)