NHRC asks JK Govt to give another chance to candidates to join duties

Avtar Bhat
JAMMU, Apr 29: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued the directives to J&K Government to give one more opportunity to those migrant candidates who could not join their duties in Kashmir Valley due to various reasons.
The NHRC passed these directives while hearing the application of C L Gadoo of Kashmir Samiti Delhi supported by Kundan Kashmiri president Kashmiri Pandit Conference (KPC) . The NHRC while directing the State Government authorities to issue one more notice to the remaining candidates who failed initially to join the job, urged them to indicate a separate date failing which they may lose the opportunity to join the services.
The NHRC further observed that regarding the remaining vacancies, the waiting list candidates be given the appointment orders and in case the posts still remain unfilled the authorities should be at liberty to call for fresh applications and the pending applications if any could also be considered along with such applications.
These directives were passed by the Commission led by Justice K G Balakrishnan, chairperson. The other members included Justice G P Mathur, Justice B C Patel and P C Sharma.
A K Khajruia Assistant Commissioner Relief represented the J&K Government, P P Singh Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs represented the Government of India , Krishanu Adhakary was the standing Council of State Government and C L Gadoo of KSD along with Kundan Kashmiri were present during the hearing.
The NHRC also issued directives to State Government to make elaborate security arrangements for these employees and urged the district administration to take right steps in this direction. Besides these employees as for as possible be posted near district Headquarters where all the facilities including medical facilities would be made available to them.
The Commission also issued directives to the Government for allotment of quarters to these employee so that they don’t feel insecure and urged it to make all security arrangements in this regard.
The Commission has also asked the Government to submit the status report in two weeks time before the next date of hearing to see that the PM’s package is wholly implemented.
Meanwhile Kundan Kashmiri of Kashmiri Pandit Conference prayed before the Commission that the State Government was adopting delaying tactics in implementation of the PM’s package of 6000 jobs for migrant youth and till date only 1441 have joined. The Government failed to keep the promise of appointing the youth by ending December last year and then by ending April this year and the package, which was announced by PM way back in 2008 has been delayed considerably.
Kashmiri also submitted a list of about 400 KPs who were killed by terrorists in 1989-90 and said that there are many more cases in which the authorities have failed to register FIRs. He accused the Government of its failure in settling down these cases despite repeated pleas by the community to bring the culprits to book.


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