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Handicraft, Handloom, Horticulture employees protest for pending salaries

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Srinagar, Jan 1: The employees of Arts Emporium, Handloom Development Corporation and Jammu and Kashmir Horticulture Produce Marketing & Processing Corporation (JKHPMC) held a joint protest at Srinagar’s press enclave on Monday demanding the release of their pending salaries.
They demanded the release of their salaries pending from last six months and inclusion in 7th Pay Commission.
Around 100 in number, the employees were staging the protest under the banner of Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC).
Acting President of EJAC Fayaz Shabnum told The Kashmir Monitor that “If their salaries are not being released, all EJAC members will come on road and the protest will continue.”
Refuting the employees claims that they were not paid for six months now, Rakesh Sharma, Director Handloom Development Corporation, said “there are only six months of pending arrears with the Corporation from the past.”
“Their salaries have been released. Yes there are some six months of arrears, but they are from previous years when the corporation was suffering heavy losses,” he said.


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JKSSB approves 222 posts for 5 new GMCs, 47 posts of other Deptts

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Jammu, Feb 20:The 163rd Board meeting of J&K Services Selection Board was chaired by Chairman JKSSB, Khalid Jahangir here today.

The meeting was attended by Members of the Board: Angrez Singh Rana, M. Shafiq Chak, Pritam Lal Atri, Harvinder Kour, Prof. Tasleema Peer, Controller of Examination JKSSB Musheer Ahmad Mirza, Special Secretary (Legal) Jung Bhadur and Secretary JKSSB Ranjeet Singh besides other officers of the Board.

During the meeting, threadbare discussions were held on various agenda items related to preparation of various selection lists of five new Government Medical Colleges (GMCs), pending court cases, pending selection lists, recommendation withheld cases of various posts and PM Package (Migrants).

 

The Board approved 269 posts which include 222 posts of various categories for five new GMCs and 47 posts of pending selections.

The Board examined a total of 82 selection files of various categories for five new GMCs and approved 77 selection lists while deferring 5 selection files seeking further clarification from Health and Medical Education Department regarding eligibility and qualification for the post.

Pending selections of Junior Assistant District cadre Doda under item number 60, 02 of 2017, Boiler Mechanic Divisional cadre Jammu under item number 194, 03 of 2016, VLW District cadre Budgam (RBA category) under item number 73, 04 of 2017 under PM Package and Patwari district Budgam (SC category) under item number 364, 06 of 2015 were also approved by the Board and directed the concerned to forward the selection list to the concerned departments for further course of action.

Further, the Board also released 90 recommendations of withheld cases of various posts of different Districts cadre, Divisional cadre Jammu, Divisional cadre Kashmir, State cadre and PM Package (Migrants) and approved 7 cases in pursuance of the directions of Courts related to various categories of posts of pending selections.

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LG greets people on Maha Shivratri

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Jammu, Feb 20: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today greeted the people of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri.

In his felicitation message, the Lt Governor observed that the celebration of this festival is a valuable part of our glorious cultural heritage symbolizing the values of piety, devotion and brotherhood.

He expressed the hope that the celebrations of this auspicious occasion would further strengthen the communal harmony of J&K and also prayed for tranquility and prosperity in the UT and well-being of the people.

 
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Five killed in Samba mishap

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Samba, Feb 20: At least five persons hailing from Jammu region were killed in a tragic road accident that took place in Jatwal area along Jammu-Pathankote national highway on Thursday morning, officials said.

Police officials said that the accident took place when a car was on its way from Kathua to Jammu in which five persons returning from a function in Amritsar were travelling.

They said that at Jatwal area in Samba district, the Alto car they were traveling in collided from backside with a truck parked on roadside, leaving all the five persons dead. The deceased hail from Nanak Nagar and Digiana areas of Jammu and are relatives to each other, officials said.

 

The bodies of deceased were later shifted to Samba hospital for medico-legal formalities. (KNO)

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