|Early times Report|
Jammu, July 15: Warning that they will start an agitation to press for their demands, J&K Casual Labourers United Front (JKCLUF) today held a protest demonstration demanding immediate regularization of their services.
Protestors said that if their services are not regularized in a time-bound manner, they will be forced to hold massive protests on road.Government will be responsible for all the consequences thereof if their demands were not met.
“The Govt is well apprised of the fact that a large number of workers registered in the Finance Department have been engaged by the Government from time to time during the last 25 years in different departments like PHE, ITI, JKPCC and other departments,” they said.
They added that the workers in these departments are continuously appealing the Government for their regularization and releasing of withheld wages, however, the authorities continue to delay.
The UT Government is likely to recruit about 50,000 employees in different categories including 10,000 class-IV grade by direct recruitment order.
In the backdrop of these facts, it is requested that before the fresh recruitment, “we casual labourers may be regularized under SRO 64 of 1994 and that the Minimum Wages Act 2019 should be implemented otherwise we will hit the roads,” they said.