SBM Coordinators Forum warns to come on roads if issues not redressed

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Feb 9: Jammu and Kashmir Saakshar Bharat Mission (SBM) Coordinators Forum warned to come on roads if the Government failed to redress their issues including concrete job policy and release of four years pending salaries.
In a handout issued by Zahoor Ahmad Wani, Media Advisor, SBM Coordinators Forum said that SBM is a centrally sponsored flagship programme launched by Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India with an aim to provide basic education with special emphases on functional literacy to those adults, especially to women folks, who have lost the options of education due to one or the other reasons.
“In this flagship programme, atleast 6000 people including women were engaged on purely merit basis by concerned Deputy Commissioners”, he said, adding that since the time of our engagement, they are working with zeal and zest, but unfortunately the Government is playing hide and seek with them as their meager salary of Rs 2000 per months is still liability to the Government from the past four years, which has led to starvation and distress to them.
He urged the Chief Minister and Education Minister too resole their long pending issues including concrete job policy and release of four years pending salaries on humanitarian grounds at the earliest, otherwise they will come on roads and for any untoward incident, the Government will be responsible.