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MGNREGA engineers defers proposed pen down strike
10/9/2021 11:10:48 PM
Early Times Report
JAMMU, Oct 9: MGNREGA Engineers on Saturday decided to defer their proposed pen down strike against the government decision to engage retired engineers in Rural Development Department.
The development comes after association's meeting with Principal Secretary RDD.
"We have been assured by worthy principal secretary RDD that our genuine demands will be positively considered and following the assurance we have decided to defer the proposed pen down strike for now," the Association said in a statement.
Last week the Association had termed the government decision to engage retired engineers akin to "murdering young engineers" working at various levels "not in MGNREGA works but other schemes."
They said it is injustice with skilled and qualified engineers working in the department, adding that the order was anti-youth and should be withdrawn forthwith by the government.
"We have been demanding regularization for a long period of time but nothing has been done even as various committees were formed and recommendations made for time and again," they said, adding, "Let the government assign duties to us, we will work on all parameters. If government feels any shortcoming, association is with them always."
They said that it was at loss to understand what kind of magic will these retired engineers wield that the young and highly professional youthful engineers cannot do?
"We also urge the retired engineers not to drench their hands with the blood of youth and simply do not join the offer."
The Association also urged the government to give rethought to its decision and withdraw the "anti-youth order."
"The government should order regularization of the young engineers who have given their prime of life to make the MGNREGA and other schemes a success," the Association said.
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