CPI (M) terms show-cause notices to SRO-202 employees as discriminatory

CPI (M) terms show-cause notices to SRO-202 employees as discriminatory

Srinagar: Terming the decision of authorities to serve show-cause notices to seven officials, who are working on a probation period in different departments under SRO-202, as unfortunate, CPI (M) on Saturday urged the government to get the rules appropriately amended so that these employees do not face such discrimination in the future.

A CPI(M) spokesperson said in the order issued by the government, the officials have been told that they can be discharged from service at any time before the expiry of the prescribed period of probation without having recourse to regular inquiry. It is not only discriminatory but denies the legal and constitutional rights to them, the spokesperson said.

‘Already the Law Commission headed by Justice (retired) M K Hanjura has recommended reduction in probation period from five to two years under SRO-202. But still the government is punishing the employees recruited under discriminatory SRO-202,’ he said.

He said the government must not only revoke the show-cause notices of these seven officials, but immediate amendment the SRO-202 for the benefit of thousands of government job aspirants and those who have been already recruited in the last five years in Jammu and Kashmir.

‘The SRO 202, issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) on June 30, 2015, prescribes that a person shall be on probation of five years and during this period the appointee shall be entitled to only the basic pay and not any of the allowances. It is discriminatory and denies due increment to employees who are appointed into the government service,’ he said.

He said the move since its implementation has been facing opposition from both government employees as well as the educated youth in J&K.

‘Already those who have been recruited after multi-tier selection process by agencies like J&K Services Selection Board, have been denied service benefits. This will have a detrimental effect on the service of the appointees and will lead to pay anomaly in future,’ he added.