Srinagar: A high level delegation of Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) has met Chief Secretary Jammu and Kashmir at Civil Secretariat Srinagar.
Led by president, Fayaz Ahmad Shabnam, the delegation raised several issues confronted by the employees of JKUT and also presented a charter of demands concerning the employees.
The meeting was conducted in a congenial atmosphere. The issues faced by the employees of JKUT were thoroughly elaborated before the chair.
The Chief Secretary gave patient hearing to the issues raised and assured the delegation about their resolution.
Reassuring complete support to the officer in all endeavors’s aimed at taking Jammu Kashmir to the pinnacle of success and development, the delegation lauded the administrative insight coupled with the pro-employee attitude of the administration.
EJAC president thanked the officer for his keenness to work on the issues faced by the employees.
The delegation exuded optimism and hoped that under the administrative leadership of A. K Mehta, Jammu and Kashmir will scale new heights.
The delegation hoped that besides embarking on new developmental paths, the officer will initiate measures for the redressal of some long pending demands so that the employees heave a sigh of relief.
The delegation presented a charter of demands to Chief Secretary and discussed each and every point raised in the charter.
Several issues confronted by the employees were highlighted in the charter and the issues include implementation of agreement dated 08.07.2021 reached between the High Power Committee and the JCC/ EJAC, regularization of all types of temporary workers viz., daily wagers, casual labourers, seasonal workers etc, implementation of the Minimum Wages Act in favour of all temporary workers as per required norms, regularization of PHE ITI Employees under SRO 64 as their appointment is on genuine / official grounds and removal of SRO 520.
The issues include regulation of services of CAMPA workers coupled with the release of their salaries for full 12 months instead of only 6 months, regularization of Contingent paid employees as per SRO 308 and allotting them proper quota for promotion as per recruitment rules at proper time, implementation of 7th pay commission for JK Cement employees, conduction of meeting of Centaur Disposal Committee so that their grievances will be resolved as per Govt. Order No. 406 JK (GAD) dated 03.07.2021, grant of Rs. 7450—225-11500 (pre-revised) grade to all the employees working in the grade of 6500-10500 (pre-revised) on the analogy of Section officers vide SRO 259 dated 18-07-2007 and Assistant Accounts Officers vide SRO – as already agreed in the agreement.
The statement said that some more issues include the issue strict instructions to all Head of Departments of JK to conduct the departmental promotion committee (DPC) meetings on quarterly basis so that the employees can avail promotions on their proper time, waive off DPC and Vigilance clearance for in-situ promotion cases, implementation of Running grade pattern (ACP) in favour of plus two cadre and allowing the control of SCERT/ JK BOSE to the officers of Parent department i.e., Lecturers Cadre and restoration of non vocational status in favour of principals of plus 2 cadre, creation/regulation of welfare fund for teacher fraternity and others.
The Chief Secretary intently listened to the issues raised and assured the delegation that these issues would be taken up on a fast track basis.
Besides Shabnam, Dr Manzoor (Chairman SEECC), Mohammad Akbar Khan (President, Jammu Kashmir Teachers’ Forum), Bashir Ahmad Thokar (Publicity Secretary, EJAC), Tariq Ahmad Sofi (Spokesperson, EJAC) and Showkat Ahmad Bhat (Senior Leader, EJAC) were a part of the delegation.