Bonanza for employees, youth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that an exercise to fill vacancies in Government posts will soon start in Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, while assuring its large workforce that they will get salaries and perks on par with employees of other Union Territories.
“Friends, an exercise to fill all vacant Central and State Government posts in Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh will begin very soon. It will give local youths adequate employment opportunities,” he said.
Noting that Government employees of the region, including police personnel, are not getting many facilities enjoyed by their counterparts in other UTs, Modi said it will be the Centre’s priority that they get the same perks.
As of now they were not getting many of the benefits like LTC (Leave Travel Concession), House Rent Allowance, Health Insurance and Education Allowance for their children, he said.
In a region, where unemployment is a big concern with the government being the main source of jobs, the Prime Minister reached out to its youths saying public and private sectors will be encouraged to create employment.
“The Army and paramilitary forces will hold exercises to recruit youngsters,” he added.
Amid outrage by the Valley-based politicians over repealing of Article 35A and provisions of Article 370, Modi said the two Articles gave people no benefits and denied them advantages of various laws that the Union Government enacted over the years.