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Employees who discharged poll duties 'cheated' as admin denies them extra month's salary
No formal order issued by GAD so far
12/13/2018 11:31:35 PM
Jehangir Rashid
Early Times Report
SRINAGAR, Dec 13: When Governor Satya Pal Malik led state government sounded the bugle for local body and Panchayat elections in Jammu & Kashmir it also came with good news for the employees who were expected to discharge election duty in different parts of the state.
Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam addressed a press conference here, the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir and said that extra one month salary would be paid to the employees who discharge election duties. The announcement was seen no less than a 'windfall' for the employees willing to join the election duties.
Following the announcement many of the government employees volunteered to discharge election duties. These employees were ecstatic that they would get one month salary in addition to their normal salary. However, as on date these people are disgruntled since the financial benefits have not reached them so far.
A group of employees who discharged election duties told Early Times that the Governor led administration has deceived them since they have not got any financial benefit so far. They said that despite risking their lives, the people at helm have no concern towards them and they have been reduced to mere lame ducks in the whole process.
"Both the local body and Panchayat elections were on the radar of militants and threats were issued that these elections would be disrupted. Given this fact we were in constant fear and feared that any untoward incident can take place anytime. Despite all this the promise made by the dispensation has not been fulfilled at least so far," said the employees.
It would be in place to mention here that although the chief secretary announced the 'windfall' for employees in a press conference, the same was not followed by subsequent steps. No formal order was issued in this regard and the promise turned out to be mere lip service from the state government.
"Ideally the General Administration Department (GAD) should have issued an order in this regard. The finer details about the promise made by the government should have been incorporated in the order, but the order was never issued. In such a way one can say that the employees who discharged election duties have been cheated," said sources.
Sources said that there were many employees who ensured that their name figures in the final list of employees entrusted with the responsibility of conducting the elections in a free, fair and transparent manner. The only reason for such employees was the jackpot offered by the state dispensation.
Sources said that there were many cases where some employees expressed reservation with respect to poll related duties. However, at the same time there were many employees who were willing to discharge such duties and they in fact volunteered for the same. At the end of day these employees are at loss since they could not hit the jackpot, sources said.
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