JAMMU, Sept 12: Senior Congress leader and member AICC, Mohinder Bhardwaj has demanded formulation of a proper recruitment and employment policy for the wards of people living all along the International Border and the LoC particularly for those who lose their bread earners in firing.
Addressing a gathering of residents belonging to border villages of this sector on Wednesday, after handing over letters of recruitment to three persons, Bhardwaj said that despite repeated demands raised by these people no system has been put in place by which the wards of those losing lives in Pakistan firing were given employment in a time bound manner.
Bhardwaj wondered as to why families which lost their members in border firing are treated in such a manner. “These are poor people and many of them belong to the deprived sections of the society who have no option of migrating to safer places. It is the duty of the Government to protect their interests by all means,” he added.
“It is ironic that neither the government nor officialdom and more shockingly even their elected representatives and none of the former MLAs came to their help when they were running from pillar to post. It was only after the matter came to my notice that the issue was resolved,” he observed. He said that two cases of compassionate appointment, one belonging to village Allah and another of village Arnia are still under consideration of the authorities and require immediate attention.