Disengaging contractual workers will push thousands of families to wall: NC

Srinagar, May 28: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Tuesday expressed dismay over the government order to terminate those appointed on adhoc/contractual/consolidated basis after 2010 saying the move will snatch the livelihood of thousands of employees and brood disenchantment among the youth.
Party’s senior leader, Member parliament elect Muhammad Akbar Lone while censuring the governor administration for the arbitrary order said, “The state is already faced with dire unemployment. The number of unemployed youth is soaring with each passing day. The state already lacks in avenues and a viable private sector. The uncertainty and the tumultuous situation writs large in the state especially in the valley have inadvertently hit tourism sector. Keeping in view the dismal employment prospect in the state, our youth looked for jobs in other parts of the country, however there too they are battling awful treatment and targeted violence at the hands of unruly mobs. Given the fact that every single window of opportunity has been closed for our youth, it is the government sectors of the state that accommodated a good number of our youth. However the recent order of terminating the services of thousands of contractual and adhoc employees will add to the miseries of our youth,” adding, “The move will brood disenchantment among our youth, the imprudent policies, sheer nepotism of the former BJP-PDP government has already disenchanted our youth. This step will further push thousands of families to duress. Besides that the move will obviously hit work in all the vital departments of state ranging from health department to education department.”
He further added that the handicraft sector had already been destroyed by the implementation of GST and that the move of disengaging contractual and adhoc employees would create a crisis in the state. “This is what we have been saying that few advisors of the governor cannot represent the aspirations of the state. In no way can the advisory council replace an elected legislative assembly and a representative cabinet. The governor administration is too isolated from people to understand their woes. I urge the governor administration to revoke the move. It is the prerogative of an elected government to find solution to the problem faced by our state. National Conference in power will undo all the imprudent steps of the previous governments once in power. The party manifesto of Naya Kashmir is loud and clear on the rights of workers. Ensuring ‘Roti, Kapda, and Makan’ to people irrespective of their caste, creed forms the core of our party,” he said.