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Loopholes identified in previous SRO, new rules set in motion
Govt makes regularisation of daily wagers top priority
10/18/2019 10:34:03 PM
Early Times Report
Jammu, Oct 18: Chances are high that the government may confirm the services for more than sixty thousand daily wagers in Jammu and Kashmir who had to move from pillar to post in the past to get themselves regularised.
As per the sources, the government at present has identified many flaws in the SRO that was enacted by the past regime to regularise the services of daily rated workers in the government in Jammu and Kashmir.
Now, if reports are to be believed, the administration is mulling to absorb these workers in the government services as per the norms laid down by the Union Government and not by the SRO enacted in Jammu and Kashmir in the past.
An official told Early Times that the past governments only used these daily wagers as political slogans and didn't in real terms took any measure aimed at easing the sufferings of these people. "There was nothing at all concretised for these workers. Even with the SRO introduced in the past, the real benefit was not accorded to the daily wagers in any manner. On the contrary, the babus and netas did everything to comfort themselves with luxurious bungalows and cars," says the official.
There are also reports that the government is rigorously pursuing the matter of regularisation of the daily wagers in Jammu and Kashmir as their ahead base enrolment has already been done and there are least chances of any infiltration of the unreal candidates into the list.
It is meanwhile ironic to find how the past regimes instead of taking concrete measures for the regularisation of the daily wagers spend hefty amounts out of the state exchequer to buy their own comforts.
Pertinently, the salaries of the MLAs and MLCs were hiked by 100% in July 2016 from Rs 80000 (eighty thousand) to Rs 160000 ( Rs one lakh sixty thousand).
In 2015, the government then cleared purchase of 141 luxurious cars/vehicles at whopping Rs 29 crore-six Sedan cars for Chief Minister's motorcade, 25 bulletproof SUVs and 10 Gypsies for Ministers and 100 SUVs for legislators.
The total cost of 35 SUVs and 10 Gypsies was approved at Rs 10.39 crore vide Order No Home-166. The sanction to the order was accorded in May 2015.
The Government at that time too didn't annoy the legislators as well, clearing the purchase of 100 SUVs (Mahindra Scorpios) for them, with financial implication of more than Rs 11.26 crore.
Now, with the latest order, the state exchequer has to borne the expenditure of all the travels undertaken by the legislators of Jammu and Kashmir and further doubling the Motor Vehicle Advance for them from Rs 5 Lakh to 10 lakh is again being viewed with much disgruntlement by the common masses.
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