BJP seeks inquiry into Govt order regarding termination of daily wagers

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, May 27: BJP State president Ravinder Raina met with Governor Satya Pal Malik and sought inquiry into issuance of Government circular regarding termination of all types of daily wagers (adhoc/ contractual/consolidated /temporary basis) engaged after the April 29, 2010.
The Governor Satya Pal Malik on the intervention of Ravinder Raina issued a clarification that the aforesaid circular is being misread and there is no blanket ban on such seasonal/casual/need base workers engaged on or after 17-03-2015 provided they were engaged after the approval of the competent authority i.e. the respective major heads of the departments like PHE Chief Engineer, PWD and PDD etc.
In a statement, BJP today said that it is concerned about the poor persons of the State who were engaged on need/casual basis by the respective department after the approval of competent authority and also calls upon Governor to immediately and forthwith release the pending salary of these poor employees, which till date has not been released for months together. “The party also assures the employees engaged even in violation of minor procedural requirements and where minor irregularities were committed that their cases shall also be taken up with the concerned authorities so that no injustice is done with them also,” the statement added.
BJP State spokesperson Advocate Abhinav Sharma has further called upon the authorities concerned to hold an inquiry into the issuance of circular No. 30-GAD of 2019, dated 24-05-2019 as the said circular is nothing but has circulated the law already in force since 2010 in the form of special provision act and since 2017 in the form of SRO-520 and there was no requirement to issue such a circular after the period of 9 years and 2 years, after the passing of special provision act and SRO-520 respectively to create confusion in the minds of poor employees as if the State Government is going to terminate the services of seasonal/need based/casual employees.