Hunger strike by Contractual Lecturers enters 79th day

Contractual Lecturers raising slogans in support of their demand on Wednesday. —Excelsior/Rakesh
Contractual Lecturers raising slogans in support of their demand on Wednesday. —Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, May 3:  The ongoing hunger strike by the Contractual Lecturers (10+2) entered into 79th day on Wednesday as there has been no response from the Government over their demand of regularization.
This morning, fresh batch of Contractual Lecturers began their chain hunger strike and the protesters also held a demonstration amidst raising of slogans against the State Government and in support  of their demand.
They alleged that the Government did nothing for them except providing lip service and assuring to look into their issue. They reiterated their resolve to continue the ongoing protest till their demand is conceded.
These agitating Contractual Lecturers are demanding their regularization as per the Civil Services Special Provision Act 2010, a policy framed for the regularization of all the Ad hoc, Contractual and Consolidated employees after seven years of their service.
While addressing the protest demonstration, Arun Bakshi, president of the Contractual Lecturers (10+2) Association and Jeevan Kumar, general secretary, informed about the yesterday’s meeting with new  Divisional Commissioner Jammu, who assured to  look into their case and issue necessary directions immediately after the Darbar is opened in Summer Secretariat.

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