PM package employees hold protest, demand accommodation

Excelsior Correspondent

BARAMULLA, June 18: The employees appointed under Prime Minister’s package in Valley today staged a protest demonstration in support of their demands and issues, here.
The employees warned the Government that in case their demands will not be addressed within a stipulated time, then they will be left with no option but to come on roads to press for their demands in a different way.
Number of employees mostly living at rented accommodations in Baramulla district under the chairmanship of Rakesh Pandita held a strong demonstration in support of their demands which included providing of accommodation to those package employees who are living in rented accommodations and are facing lots of problems.
These employees raised slogans against the failures of Relief and Rehabilitation Department which according to them had been playing with the emotions of package employees since their appointment in Valley. The protesting employees said that the Government has brought them in Valley with an assurance to provide them all facilitates along with a job but what they were facing right now seems that trusting concerned authorities was a big blunder as they have been left in the lurch and pushed in great trouble.
“The concerned department of relief and rehabilitation is not serious to mitigate the sufferings of PM package employees. Despite our repeated pleas to authorities for fulfilling our genuine demands we only are getting assurances and false promises. They are face-lifting quarters to divert the real concern of employees. We do not need white wash in quarters. We need shelter away from homes,” said Rakesh Pandita, adding that the package employees living at rented accommodations are facing security risk and other issues when situation turns ugly.
He further said that they have brought number of concerns in the domain of state and centre governments in past for redressal but it seems all in vain.
Another employee Ashwani Bamu also highlighted the issues of the package employees.
Prominent among others present during the protest were Rajinder Pandita, Ashwani Bhat, Sunita Kak, Naresh Tandon, Anita keed, Jyoti Khera and Rakesh Najawan.


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