Jammu and Kashmir Employee’s Coordination (JKECC) on Thursday, urged upon the government to regularize the services of all daily wagers and casual workers, working with different government departments. It also demanded the immediate payment of pending wages of the casuals working in government sector.
In a press conference held at Press Club Srinagar on Thursday, President of JKECC, Shah Fayaz Ahmed urged upon the government to regularize all the daily wagers and casuals, working in the government sector.
“We have been working in different government departments as daily wagers and casual workers, since last twenty-five years against meagre wages, which too are being kept withheld for months, but no step has so far been taken to regularize our services,” he said.
He said, “Never has the administration bothered to look into the miseries of sixty-one thousand casuals and their families are exposed to," adding that at times our five lac family members were forced to starve.
“We have been running from pillar to post to press our demand of regularizing our services, but every time we were fed with fake promises that were never fulfilled,” Shah Fayaz said.
Even the promise of Prime Minister Modi has yet to see the light of the day, in which he promised regularization of all the casuals and implementation of Minimum Wages Act in here after the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was revoked.
While demanding a job policy for contractual, Shah Fayaz said, “When there are already thousands of daily wagers, casuals and contractual, Contingent paid Workers (CPWs) waiting for their regularization, what is the fun of announcing fresh recruitments.
“This is not only a mere injustice but a crude Joke with us, who have given their best years in the service of the people”, he added.
He also urged upon the government to pay all the pending wages of workers, who are working as a daily wager, casuals and under temporary categories.
Regarding the matter of payment of school fee by the parents, Fayaz said that JKECC supports the demand of school owners and employees are depositing the said fee; however some parents are facing financial problems, who should be given an empathetic consideration since they are also the part of the society.
He urged upon the school owners to consider the education as a noble cause and service to the society and not source to do business and make money out of this pious professing.
While requesting the school owners to give relief to the employees for paying the fee for their wards, he said that they can form a separate policy for rich and business doing parents, for the payment of their fee dues towards the schools. CNS