APMCC for Governor’s intervention on accommodation issue

PM package employees protesting at Srinagar on Saturday. —Excelsior/Shakeel
PM package employees protesting at Srinagar on Saturday. —Excelsior/Shakeel

PM Package employees protest

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, May 18 : All Parties Migrants Coordination Committee (APMCC) today staged a massive protest demonstration against the apathy of Central and State Governments towards PM package employees.
Scores of PM package employees working across Valley led by APMCC chairman, Vinod Pandit today staged a massive Protest at Pratap Park, Srinagar.

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The employees were demanding only basic necessities of life like Independent accommodation for all 6000 package employees in stipulated time frame. Already nine years have passed and Government has failed miserably in accommodating the employees. The delaying of construction of Quarters at Vessu Camp by JKPCC is an example and needs thorough probe. It is also pertinent mention that land for Hawl Pulwama, Mattan Anantnag and district Srinagar has not been identified so far for last nine years of this so called rehabilitation . He further added, that land has been identified but the construction has not been taken up in hand. Even tenders have not been invited by concerned agencies. The employees putting up in rented accommodations are worst sufferers of this package as they have been paying huge rent.
APMCC chief, Vinod Pandit demanded that construction of quarters to be done on fast track basis preferably in double shifts.
He also criticised that concerned Advisor of Relief and Rehabilitation for not even bothering to visit the transit accommodations in Valley once. He further blamed some officials for misguiding Governor about accommodation issue. Some elements in State administration are hell bent to derail the return and rehabilitation process of migrant Pandits to Valley again.
Pandit appealed Governor, Satya Pal Malik to personally intervene the matter otherwise the APMCC will intensify the protest and take to streets.
The participants from different camps of Kashmir Valley like Mattan, Natnussa Kupwara, Hawal Pulwama, Veerwan Baramulla, Vessu Kulgam, Ganderbal, Sheikhpura, Srinagar and all others joined the protest demonstration.