A day long protest by the members of J&K Electrical Engineers Association was observed at Srinagar, Jammu and Leh to express resentment over the callous attitude of government towards regularization and non-implementation of Assured Career Progression of engineers as applicable in other departments.
The protests were led by Association President Pirzada
Hidayatullah at Srinagar, General secretary Neeraj Sharma at Jammu
and Wangial Phunsok at Leh. All the three meetings were attended by
rank and file of engineers.
The engineers noted with great despair that state government is
taking the fraternity for a ride in respect of regularization and
inaction on the recommendations made at different levels with regard
to extending running grades based on length of service put by
engineers as is prevalent in other government departments.
Pirzada said that the administrative set up of state must
understand the gravity of situation and should stop the adhocism by
non filling of vacant posts at all levels, giving additional charge
without regular promotion. The Government should address the genuine
problems to honour the peaceful agitation.
Neeraj Sharma said that the assured career progression scheme is
gathering dust in civil secretariat for one reason or other for the
last ten years.
The Association in its press note has appealed to the Chief
Minister to intervene in this matter immediately. Any further delay
would lead to further damage to the working of department that may
affect the essential services. The engineers will resort to 3 hour
power strike on April 18 if government failed to resolve the issue.