Congress questions govt over ‘increased number’ of casual workers

Jammu, Publish Date: Dec 15 2017 1:49AM | Updated Date: Dec 15 2017 1:49AM
Congress questions govt over ‘increased number’ of casual workers

Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh congress Committee (JKPCC) chief spokesperson, Ravinder Sharma on Tuesday questioned the enhanced number of daily wagers, causal & need based workers in various departments, as their number in the year 2014 was 61,011 and has risen to over one Lac at present. 

 As per press statement, While reacting to the announcement of the government to regularize Sixty thousands (60,000) of causal workers, Sharma questioned as to how their number increased around 40,000 in the last around three years during the present regime.

 “Total number as per official information up to 30th September 2014 was 61,011 in all departments but the present number being shown is more than one Lac (1,00,501), which means even after regularizing Sixty thousands, (60,000) still over forty thousand (40,000) would fight for their rights on streets to seek fulfillment of promises made by PDP-BJP to regularize all those in these categories in different departments”, said Sharma . 

It is a welcome sign that government intends to regularize sixty thousand of them but sought a detailed answer from the government especially over the number of appointments made during last three years, added Sharma.  He suspected that blue eyed persons were shown undue favours during the present regime at the cost of genuine workers, who were performing their duties for several years on meager wages and most of whom have not been paid wages for over 32 months. 

He also said that all these categories of people were waiting to hear about their regularization but the contradictions in the present and past figures indicates that justice will not be done all the agitating workers.   GKNN   

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