Srinagar, May 13: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged upon the government to take necessary measures for resolving the issue of casual labours and daily rated workers engaged from time to time on need basis by the erstwhile government.
The party general secretary Nizamudin Bhat said that this problems is effecting adversely the functioning of essential departments like PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Education, Local Bodies and Forests. Bhat said that erstwhile government has not only allowed this problem to become more and more complex.
Bhat raised expectations of the engaged workers without any definite policy and arrangement for funds. The engagements at various levels were made mostly out of political expediency without any regard for the career of the engaged workers and stake of the system. Most of the potential of legitimate workers has been worked in protests as if it suited the government.
Bhat demanded an immediate review of the engagements in various departments in a time bound manner to formulate a definite policy which benefits the legitimate claimants and also helps the system to utilize the manpower for public good and efficient delivery of the system.
Bhat appealed trade unions to adopt a positive approach facilitating resolution of the pending and piled-up problems related to employees and workers. He hoped that for the sake of society, public interest and smooth functioning of the government at gross-root level the effecties of previous government’s neglect will adopt a cooperative attitude.
He said that government is seized with the issue and despite constraints is eager and focused to resolve the pending issues. Bhat appealed the government to expedite the process of payments arising out of pendencies so that the employees including the daily rated workers and casual labours do not suffer.