MGNREGA employees demand revocation of order

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Jammu, June 01: All J&K MGNREGA Employees Association has demanded immediate revocation of the recent order by Secretary Rural Development Department according to which extension of the MGNREGA supporting staff shall be made on the basis of their performance.

They further said that we strongly condemn this order which is in violation of the earlier order by the then Commissioner Secretary issued vide No. RD/MGNREGA/24/2004-07 dated: 24-10-2010, in which our annual extension was made auto renewal.

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It added that MGNREGA supporting staff has been working in the RDD for the last 12-14 years and engaged for scheme under MGNREGA even as their services were being utilized in each and every scheme like MPLAD, MLA Funds, MLC Funds, SBM, Panchayat, Election Duties, Nodal Officers, Liaison Officers and COVID-19 duties.

Leaders of the Reasi Association have appealed the Government to have a fair look towards the genuine concerns of the MGNREGA supporting staff, failing which may force them to go on an indefinite pen down strike