Newly recruited employees protest against SRO 202

Newly recruited employees protesting in Srinagar. -Excelsior/Shakeel
Newly recruited employees protesting in Srinagar. -Excelsior/Shakeel

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Feb 4: Demanding revocation of the controversial clause of SRO-202 (New Recruitment Policy) and increment of salaries, the newly appointed employees of all departments today held a protest here.
Shouting slogans and carrying placards in support of their demand, the agitating employees appealed the Governor, Satya Pal Malik to look into the matter and do justice with them. They were carrying banners and placards which read: “Revoke SRO 202 and “we want justice”.
The protestors said that SRO-202 was implemented in June 2015 but the new policy is unfair for the educated youth of the State.
As per the new recruitment rules by the Government, every new appointee shall be entitled to the minimum pay scale along with grade pay (7000-8000) applicable to the post against which he or she is appointed. However, he or she shall be entitled to annual increment and all allowances (HRA, DA, CCA) only after successful completion of his/her five years service on consolidated salary. “Denial of due increment will have a detrimental effect on our service and pension carries which will lead to pay anomaly in the future,” Abid Hussain, a lecturer at higher Secondary School Kokernag said.
Another protestor said that they are struggling to feed their families with the meager salaries. “After completing the education outside we came back to serve our people but the Government is discouraging us with their policies,” he said. He added: “As per the Government the new policy was introduced to tackle the cash crush, but the salaries of lawmakers were doubled. This is an irony!”
Some protestors pointed out that the harsh Government policies were the reason behind the brain drain. “It’s because of such policies people leave their native places and serve other countries,” Mudasir Bashir, a protestor said.


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