Azad writes to PM, CM for sympathetic view towards NYC volunteers

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Sept 23:  Ghulam Nabi Azad, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sahba, has sought personal intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister J&K, Mufti Mohd Sayeed to take a sympathetic view towards the volunteers of National Youth Corps (NYC), who are protesting against termination of their services.
In separate letters, written to PM and the CM, Mr Azad has highlighted the grievances of these agitating NYC volunteers and reminded  that the State Cabinet decision, dated October 22,2014, has approved  the absorption/engagement of these volunteers as CWs in the State Education Department. However, instead of implementing this Cabinet decision, the services of NYC volunteers were brought to an end thus pushing them into uncertainty and disappointment, he added.
It is pertinent to note that 6000 NYC volunteers were engaged for a limited period under a scheme of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. However, sudden disengagement of services of these volunteers has thrown their lives into uncertainty thus forcing them to sit on hunger strike for more than a fortnight at Partap Park.
Youth is the most precious asset of the State of Jammu and Kashmir and it is painful to see them expend their energies in launching protests and  seeking redressal of their grievances, Mr Azad said and appealed for a holistic view of the whole issue to address the concerns of the agitating  NYC volunteers.


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