UDHAMPUR, Dec 31: Up in arms against Government move over inviting job applications on national level, Panthers Party activists held a strong protest demonstration, here today.
Led by NPP President and former MLA, Balwant Singh Mankotia, the protesters assembled in front of DC Office Udhampur and blocked Dhar Road amidst raising of slogans.
While addressing the protesters, Mankotia alleged that Government was bent on completely eliminating the employment prospects of local educated unemployed youth. “On December 26, JK UT Government sought applications to fill 33 vacant posts of non-gazetted staff in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court in which it has been said that youth can apply for these posts from any State of India. Likewise, on December 17, the Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department invited applications on national level to fill seven vacant posts,” he informed and alleged that with the end of Statehood, the share of local youth in Government jobs was going to end.
Mankotia warned that if the Government does not cancel the advertisements inviting job applications from non-locals also, aggressive agitation will be launched in the new year.
Councillors Jagdish Kumar, Sunil Proach, Darshan Kumar, Asha Kumari and others, including Pawan Singh, Sardar Manjeet Singh, Tarantar Singh, Shamsher Singh, Shekhar Raina, Pawan Singh, Ramswaroop, Ganesh Dutt and Shubham Verma also addressed the protest demonstration.