Employees to “Gherao” Kashmir civil secretariat on May 28

Srinagar: An organisation of Jammu and Kashmir government employees today said it would Gherao Civil Secretariat, the seat of the state government, on May 28 to press for regularisation of daily wagers and casual labourers working in many departments.

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“The employees will go for secretariat Gherao to press the government for the regularisation of daily wagers, casual labourers, seasonal, temporary workers and against the dilly- dallying policy of the government towards this issue,” president, Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC), Qayoom Wani said.

Wani appealed to all categories of employees to participate in the protest.

He said that if the government uses force “as it has been using in the past to quell such protests”, the agitation would be intensified.

“We will intensify the agitation if the government uses force or does not heed to the demands and the whole responsibility of that will lie on the government,” he said.

Wani said that Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu had said on the floor of the Assembly that the government was framing a policy for daily wagers and casual employees, but even after three months, “nothing” has been done.

“We ask the government to come up with the policy. In case it fails to do so, the protest will be intensified,” he added.

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