All Jammu and Kashmir Graduate Engineers Association-Civil (GEAC) asked the Chief Minister to release of time bound running grades/Assured Career Progression Scheme (ACP) in favour of engineers.
Talking to reporters here on Thursday, GEAC President Gandeep Pargal expressed strong resentment on the issue of non-release of Time bound running grades/ACP scheme in favour of engineers inspite of declaration of the same on the floor of the house during budget speech of Finance Minister.
“The announcement was the outcome of four decades long struggle of engineers but despite announcement made by Finance Minister, the whole exercise proved nothing more than a staged drama,” he said.
He called for strike by entire engineering fraternity of the State on May 2, 2018. As per present scenario majority of Chief Engineers/ Superintending Engineers are serving in the Grade of AEEs and Executive Engineers and Assistant Executive Engineers in the Grade of JEs which has demoralized the engineers, he said.
If the commitments made by the government are not fulfilled at the earliest, he said, the engineers will take any harsh mode of action to get their issues resolved.
The association appealed to the State Engineers to be ready for a decisive battle against the four decades long in justice with Engineers.
Mujib Tak Chief Patron, Z.A Malik Senior Vice President, Gopal Sharma Vice President, Anil Thapa General Secretary, Rajinder Raina Sumesh Hangloo, Ashish Bashin , Arafat Masood, Neeraj Sharma, Zia ur Rehman and Salim-ul Sabah were also present on the occasion.