No proposal to revoke SRO-202: Govt

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Jan 9: Notwith-standing protests from different sections of employees, the Government today made it clear that there was no proposal to revoke SRO-202 (new job policy).
In a written reply to the question of BJP MLA from Ramban Neelam Kumar Langeh, the Minister Incharge Health and Medical Education Department said, “there is no proposal under consideration in the Health and Medical Education Department for revocation of SRO-202 of 2015 as this SRO was issued pursuant to a conscious and thoughtful decision of the Government”.
The BJP MLA had sought to know whether the Government will revoke SRO-202 in order to fulfil the aspirations of educated youth of the State.
When asked whether the employees appointed in the Health and Medical Education Department under SRO-384 are drawing more salaries then those appointed under SRO-202, the Minister said, “an employee under SRO-384 is engaged on academic arrangement basis for a maximum period of six years with a minimum salary of pay scale plus grade pay along with DA and HRA”.
“However, under SRO-202 the employees are engaged on regular basis and are entitled to minimum pay scale plus grade pay for a fixed period of first five years and thereafter such appointees become entitled for full pay as per the rule”, the Minister added.