Jal Shakti’s ITI trained workers demand regularization

All J&K PHE (ITI) Trained Workers Association addressing press conference on Wednesday. -Excelsior/Shakeel
All J&K PHE (ITI) Trained Workers Association addressing press conference on Wednesday. -Excelsior/Shakeel

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Sept 30: The ITI trained workers of Jal Shakti Department today demanded regularization of their services without any further delay.
All J&K PHE (ITI) Trained Workers Association demanded regularization during a press conference here at the Press Club and said that they are well educated and technically trained workers with valid degrees from ITI.
They said that they have been working in the department for last more than 14 years on a meagre monthly salary with which they are not able to make their ends meet.
The president of the Association, Manzoor Ahmad Bhat stated that the Government must formulate a regularization policy for the ITI trained workers around 2200 in number.
Bhat said that at the time of the appointment of these workers, the Government had promised that their services will be regularized after 7 years. However, to date, the promise has not been kept.
He said that the workers of PHE Jammu are on hunger strike for last many days, but the Government is not paying any heed to their demands.
EJAC President Fayaz Ahmad Shabnum who was also present during the press conference said that the regularization is the right of these workers and urged upon the Government to take the necessary steps for their welfare.
The leaders also pressed for the regularization of other casual labourers, daily wagers and all types of temporary workers who have been working tirelessly in various departments.
It was also urged upon all the employees to unite under the banner of EJAC to strive for the regularization of casual labourers and other temporary workers.
“The previous Governments have time and again agreements with the EJAC leadership regarding the regularization of these workers but till date, these are been no development in this direction,” the leadership said.
They also said that the EJAC will strive for justice to all the temporary workers in J&K.