Patwar Association’s strike enters 15th day

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Apr 22: All J&K Patwar Association’s indefinite strike against delay in fulfilling their demands, has entered 15th day today resulting into stalling of revenue work all over the State.
Today, all Patwaries and Girdawars of Jammu district assembled at District Headquarter Jammu and held protest and demonstration in support of their demands, which included removal of pay disparity, stoppage of direct recruitment of Naib Tehsildar, enhancement of PSC Examination chances from 4 to 8, establishment of departmental enquiry cell, DPC of Girdwar as Naib Tehsildar, transparency in transfer policy, re-organisation of Patwar halqas, construction of Patwar Khaas and enhancement of Sair Kharcha (SK) and other allowances.
Speaking on the occasion, provincial president, Raman Raj Sharma cautioned the cadre to remain vigilant, alleging the Government might try to sabotage the movement of the association by tactics. He said the Government was trying to test our patience, which is neither good for Government nor for common people.
He said that despite the tireless effort of the association to get their demands fulfilled by means of petitions and prayers to the Government representatives, the Government did not take any step to resolve their issues, which compel the association to resume indefinite strike.
Due to negligent attitude of the Government particularly Finance Minister towards our demands, the common people have been suffering, as the work in revenue offices has been put off due to strike, he said and reiterated that the strike will continue till the Government does not issue formal orders regarding fulfillment of their demands.