EARLY TIMES REPORT
JAMMU, Oct 20: All Departments Casual Labours United Front Jammu Province reiterate its demand to regularize the services of casual employees. The Government of Jammu and Kashmir,( J&K UT) is well apprised of the fact that a large number of workers, about 60,000, have been engaged, by the governments of the time, from time to time, during last over 25 years in different departments like PHE, PDD, PWD(R&B), Agriculture Department, Estates Department, Floriculture Department, PMGSY etc and others for smooth functioning of the government work. The workers have all along been representing to the government for their regularization but in turn the authorities at the helm of affairs continued to cause delay in delivery of justice by constituting committees on committees with no desirable result.
Now the J&K UT Government is likely to recruit about 50,000 employees in different categories including 10,000 in class IV cadre by direct recruitment. further said that we are need based workers serving in the different department for last more than 25 years but till date our services have not been regularized, adding that if government is going to recruit Class-IV employees it's a good initiative but before that our services should be regularized. In the backdrop of the facts, it is, therefore requested before fresh recruitment the need based workers may be regularized under SRO-64 in one go and implement Minimum Wages Act.2019, otherwise we will bound to use judicial power vested with us thereby starting strong and massive agitations for which whole responsibility shall be of UT Govt, said Sat Sharma, president PW(R&B) Department.