NHM employees urge LG to initiate measures for their regularization

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 1: National Health Mission (NHM) employees have urged the Lt Governor of J&K to initiate measures for regularization of employees working under the centrally sponsored scheme forthwith.
In a statement issued today, senior leader and former district president of National Health Mission Employees’ Association, Faizan A Tramboo said that around 12000 NHM employees including doctors, parademics and management staff are working under different schemes of NHM viz NHM, NCD, RBSK, IDSP, RNTCP, JKSACs, etc in Health Department since last 15 years but so far no regularization policy has been framed by the Government to secure their future.
He said the NHM employees have committed the prime and productive period of their lives to success of the mission while many have already crossed the upper age limit for Government employees.
Tramboo said that after running from pillar to post in the pursuit of justice, the Government had set up two different committees in 2017 and 2018 to examine the genuine demands of NHM employees and subsequently a draft proposal in this regard was submitted by the committee to Finance Department for further necessary action but till date the concerned department has failed in putting up the case of NHM employees.
He urged the Lt Governor Girish Chandra Murmu to intervene into the matter personally and make a draft policy of regularization on the analogy of other contractual employees of the UT so that the NHM employees may also live the life of dignity and equality.