Srinagar, Dec 01 : A delegation of JKEDI employees headed by Wajahat Hussain Durrani , Vice President EJAC met Advisor to Governor K K Sharma here in Srinagar .
The delegation discussed various issues pertaining to the employees of JKEDI and that of JKEDI- EWA ( Employees Welfare Association).
In a press release issued here, the Advisor was informed that JKEDI- EWA is a recognized body affiliated with EJAC ( Employees Joint Action Committee) and works for the overall welfare of the employees of JKEDI in a democratic way.The delegation complained that the administration of JKEDI has always opposed the creation of association and time and again tried to bring down the resolutions put forth by the association.
“The administration at JKEDI has always adopted pick and choose method for transfers, regularization of services and promotions. Employees are facing continuous threat from the administration; services of employees (contractual) are discontinued on verbal directions without serving any notice periods putting the employees under huge depression,” read the press release.
It further read that the employees are being terminated without adopting the proper procedures of setting up enquiries, asking for explanations. Contractual employees who have been shown doors are not able to start their careers afresh as no formal order is provided and experience certificate is not issued, which usually result that employee is forced to resign so as to receive experience certificate and search for other employment opportunity to feed their self and their families.
The meeting also discussed the uncertainty of future of Coordinators.
It was revealed that highly qualified coordinators working for EDI who have been working from last 4-5 years were made victim of nepotism and favouritism, as many among them were adjusted against posts while there were many who were terminated without any valid reason. It was also brought to the Advisor’s notice that the contracts of these coordinators is being extended on monthly basis so that they will never raise their voice against administration.
It was also discussed that the long standing demand of office space for JKEDI- EWA, at Head Office Pampore should be immediately considered so that they can redress grievances of aggrieved employees. President JKEDIEWA who also is Secretary EJAC has been denied homeposting and is unjustly transferred to far off districts after serving more than five years of outside home postings. Demand of bringing him back with immediate effect was put forth before the Advisor .
The Advisor assured the delegation that these grievances will be taken care off and instructed the concerned that a meeting should be sought with Principal Sec Industries and Commerce to get all matters redressed at the earliest.
Reasons by GoI to suspend cross-LoC trade highly indefensible: Soz
Srinagar, April 23: Alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to promote propaganda for 2019 Lok Sabha elections by trying to bring Pakistan, Kashmir and whatever suits his imagination, senior Congress leader and former union minister Prof Saifuddin Soz on Tuesday said reasons being given for stopping Cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade were highly untenable and indefensible.
“PM Modi wants to promote propaganda for Election 2019 and tries to bring in Pakistan, Kashmir and whatever suits his imagination”, Soz said in a statement here.
He alleged that since everything is happening at the behest of Prime Ministers Office (PMO), stopping the LOC trade between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad all of a sudden, is seen by the trading communities on both sides, as part of a “trickery” aimed at the Election-2019.
Two electrocuted to death in Poonch
Srinagar, April 23: A police constable and a civilian died due to short circuit of 33KV transformer at Chungan Chroon area of Mendhar in Poonch district on Tuesday early morning.
Reports said that a constable (Follower) in JK police identified as Faiz son of Mohd Sharif age 40 year and a civilian Mohd Shabir son of Ab Rahim age 38 year died on the spot after they came in touch with a live wire.
SDPO Mendhar Neeraj Padyar also confirmed to a news agency that two people including a cop and civilian was dead when they came in touch with live wire after there was a short circuit in a Transfer. Meanwhile, SHO Mendhar also rushed to the spot to assess the situation.
World Book day celebrated at Sgr, Kup
Srinagar, April 23: To commemorate the World Book Day, Department of Libraries and Research organized a day-long book exhibition at S.P.S. Library Srinagar.
The day is observed annually across the world to promote book reading culture.
Deputy Director Libraries and Research Shaheena Khan inaugurated the exhibition where collection of books including Quranic manuscripts, paintings, references and some rare books were put on display.
Meanwhile, similar function to showcase rare books was held at District Library Kupwara. People from all walks of life turned up at the book exhibition.