The General Council meeting of Jammu & Kashmir Electrical Engineering Graduates Association (JKEEGA) decided to hold a day long protest sit-in on March 20 to press their long pending demands and all the engineers from junior engineer to chief engineers will put in one day mass casual leave.
The meeting of General Council was held yesterday at Srinagar
under the chairmanship of Pirzada Hidayatullah, President of
Association and discussed the burning issues being faced by engineers
with special discussion on regularization and non implementation of
Assured career progression of engineers.
The Association alleged that Government in power is taking the
electrical engineers fraternity for a ride in respect to
regularization and inaction on recommendations made at different
levels with regard to extending running grades based on length of
service put in by engineers at various levels as prevalent amongst
Hidayatullah said that the engineers has to take path of agitation
after persuasions at different levels has failed. The meet showed its
dismay about the aphorism and additional charge culture adopted by
the Government by not filling up the vacant posts from Chief Engineer
up to the Junior Engineer level.
Neeraj Sharma General secretary of Association said that members
also showed their extreme annoyance over the fact that out of the
total fourteen number posts of Chief Engineer, eight are lying
vacant, eleven posts of Superintending Engineer out of cadre strength
of twenty five are vacant and at least forty posts of Executive
Engineer are also vacant.
The fate of AEEs and AEs is the worst in department though some of
the them are on the verge of superannuation. The persons retiring as
Chief Engineers are given pension in the cadre of Assistant Engineers
in absence of regular promotions.