JAMMU, Apr 8: J&K Daily Wagers Joint Action Forum (Province Jammu) has demanded that as agreed by the Government, the policy for the regularization of daily rated workers of all the departments be announced.
Addressing a press conference here today, Gurnam Slathia and Rajan Sharma senior representatives of the Forum expressed serious concern over the attitude of the Government. They said on 15-9-2011, the Government representatives including Devinder Singh Rana Political Advisor to Chief Minister, Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Principal Secy Home, Commissioner Secretaries GAD, PDD and Finance entered into a written agreement with the leaders of the JCC at Srinagar for making a list if all the daily wagers and framing of policy for their regularization within three months. But now even March 31 was also over, but no such policy has been declared by the Government.
Strong resentment was brewing among the daily rated workers of the State over the attitude of the Government. It has been proved that this Government has never honoured its commitment and the employees have lost trust on its agreements. The only option left with the employees has been to resort to the agitation. It appears that some elements within the Government want to create such situation. It shows anti-worker attitude of the Government. The workers are being forced to adopt the path of confrontation, the Forum leaders said and demanded that all the daily rated workers who have completed seven years services or more be regularized and the daily rate be enhanced to Rs 250 per day to remove disparity among the daily rated workers.
Under such circumstances, the Forum unanimously resolved to resume agitation from April 10 against the policies of the Government. In this regard, initially, one day protest will be held near Press Club of Jammu on April 10. They appealed all the daily rated workers to assemble in large number at 10 am on the proposed date for protest dharna. Kamal Verma and Surjeet Khajuria also spoke on the occasion.