Housing Board employees hold protest demonstration

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, April 12: Employees of J&K Housing Board today observed two hours protest demonstration under the banner of All J&K Housing Board Employees Association (HBEA) at the office of Managing Director, J&K Housing Board, Gandhi Nagar as well as Valley, in support of their long pending demands.
While addressing, president of the Association, Mohd Farooq stressed upon the long pending demands, which included regularisation of all daily rated workers as per Municipal pattern, implementation of pensionary benefits as approved by the Board of Directors since long, filling vacant posts in different cadres, avoiding the pick and choose policy, formation of full flagged enforcement units both at Jammu and Srinagar and creation of new colonies/flats/shopping complex for weaker sections.
General secretary of the Association, Suman Sharma and also some other leaders stressed on adherence of their legal demands, which have been discussed time and again for the redressal of the same at the earliest.
The protestors warned the concerned authorities that if their demands were not met within a week, they will be forced to choose the path of agitation.
Simultaneously, the protest demonstration was also observed by the employees of Kashmir Division in their respective units under the leadership of GA Ganie, Muneer Ahmed and others.
Meanwhile, senior trade union leaders of State Government Employees Joint Action Committee in a meeting with the Association representatives assured their full support to the Housing Board employees.