ULB employees stage protest, demand salaries, transfer of Director
SRINAGAR, MARCH 15: The employees of the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) on Thursday asked the government to fulfill their long pending demands besides asking for transfer of the concerned Director. Staging protest at Press Enclave on Thursday, the protesting employees raised slogans in favor of their demands. The protest was carried out under the banner of Jammu and Kashmir Local Bodies Employees United Forum (JKLBEUF). The protesting employees said that the present Director is not able to justice with his job and stressed upon the government to appoint a director, who is well versed with the job. Addressing the protesting employees, president M A Pampori said that the government should shun the casual approach and address their grievances at an earliest. Pampori asked for early release of the salary of the daily wagers and 14% DA of the employees. “The Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) should be conducted at an earliest at the state level and at the division level as well. The seniority list should be formulated without any further delay, “he said. He demanded that the GP Fund cases of employees, who have been working for the last 20 years should be sorted out. “No political or bureaucratic interference will be acceptable with regard to transfer of class four employees. Interference, affect the work culture,”he said. He said that “The government should take the list, comprising of 15 demands seriously.” He asked the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti to personally intervene including the minster of urban local bodies, Dr Nirmal Singh. He threatened that if their demands were not, met, they would intensify their protests. The future strategy would be decided in the next meeting. “The onus of any eventuality arising out of our protests would directly come on to the government,”he said. Director Urban Local Bodies, Manzoor Ahmad Sofi could not be contacted, despite repeated attempts.