BMS to hold protest against Admn for anti-worker policies

BMS leaders holding press conference in Jammu on Thursday. — Excelsior/Rakesh
BMS leaders holding press conference in Jammu on Thursday. — Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, May 26: Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, Jammu Kashmir has resolved to hold strong protest demonstration against the anti-worker policies of the LG’s Administration in the Jammu and Kashmir.
While addressing a press conference here today, Harbans Choudhary working president, Ashok Choudhary Sangathan Mantri and Neelam Sharma, general secretary BMS alleged that LG administration has totally failed to fulfill its legitimate responsibilities toward the working class and minimum wages have not been revised under Minimum Wages Act even five year time has been lapsed moreover recommendations given by the Committee constituted by the Govt in 2016 for variable Dearness Allowance has not been implemented so for despite making too many representations in this regard. They alleged that there are grave violations of Contract Labour Act as very less workers are shown under ESI and PF illegal deductions are being made by the employers. Click here to watch video
They further alleged that the PF amount laying with JKEPFO is not being transferred properly to Central EPFO as their amount is not shown as per deductions and there is no any transparency and subscribers has no access. The working of JKBOCWWB is at grinding halt from the last three years as three years ago board had a kitty of 250 crores and now JKBOCWWB is sitting on kitty of 500 crores, thousands of cases pertaining to lower education assistances amounting from 2500 to 10000 are laying pending for sanction in district Jammu for the period 2019- 20 2020-21 2021-22. Further no any new registration of workers is being done and un necessary hindrances are being created.
The software services are not being hired from NIC and has hired from a private party reasons best known to them even other national bank accounts are not accepted except J&K Bank despite making repeated representations. The casual attitude of the Govt is reflected because ALCs of District Jammu, Samba and Ramban were transferred one month ago but no any replacement has been provided and poor workers are sufferings.
There is huge exploitation of workers working in the prestigious projects for constructions of Road tunnels and power projects, no safety standards are being maintained, nor wages are being paid under law. No any meeting of any statuary boards like ESI, PF or Unorganised Workers Welfare Board has been called by the Govt for the last more than three years and contract labour Advisory Board meeting has not been called from the last 15 years. They warned to hold protest demonstration in support of these demands shortly.