Quota employees posted in Valley protest at Raj Bhawan

Reserved category employees and their children staging protest outside Raj Bhawan in Jammu on Tuesday. -Excelsior/ Rakesh
Reserved category employees and their children staging protest outside Raj Bhawan in Jammu on Tuesday. -Excelsior/ Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 31: All Jammu based reserved category employees posted in Kashmir valley today held strong protest demonstration along with their families outside Raj Bhawan at Panjtirthi , in Jammu here today.
They are demanding their transfer to Jammu division in view of threat to their lives in Kashmir. After the killing of a lady teacher, Rajni Bala hailing from Samba, during her duty in South Kashmir, there is terror among the other minority community employees posted in Kashmir valley.
Carrying their children and parents the aggrieved employees were shouting slogans in support of their demands. They also raised loud slogans against BJP and state administration for inaction on their part. They pointed out that despite assurances, nothing has been done by the LG’s administration and even by the senior BJP leaders.
These protesting employees are demanding comprehensive transfer policy for which government has already constituted a committee, but the said committee has not submitted its report to the government. The employees are eagerly waiting for the same.
The employees’ families alleged that these hapless workers are protesting for more than 220 days but unfortunately, the Administration has turned deaf ear towards the plight. These employees are unable to work under the terror of gun. These are soft targets of the militants in Kashmir valley. They are unable to carry their children there with them and put them in schools in Valley. The LG’s administration is not understanding their plight, they alleged.
In view of biometric attendance, the DDOs have stopped releasing their salaries. All of them are without wages. Various social, trade and religious bodies of Jammu are fully supporting their cause. The Government must take serious note of this issue and order their transfer orders. These employees are working there since 2006 and the government must frame a comprehensive transfer policy for them. They also submitted a memorandum to the Lt Governor after protest.