Striking VLWs, MPWs deputation calls on Saroori, seeks his intervention
Kishtwar, May 30: Member of Legislative Assembly from Inderwal, Ghulam Mohammad Saroori launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in Tagood area of Tehsil Mugalmaidan. The scheme provides free LPG connections to the women from BPL households.
The MLA Inderwal while addressing the gathering said that use of LPG in households will help protect the health of the women and reduce the serious health hazards associated with cooking based on fossil fuel, reduce the number of deaths in India due to unclean cooking fuel and prevent young children from significant number of acute respiratory illnesses caused due to indoor air pollution by burning the fossil fuel.
Mr. Saroori also listed out various social elevation schemes launched in the area and urged the people to avail the benefits of these schemes. He stressed upon people to help disseminate information about these welfare programmes among others so that no household remains devoid of the benefits from these welfare schemes.
He has also listened the public grievances of the people in the area. The people highlighted their issues and demanded non-payment of MGNREGA wages, blacktopping on the Tagood road, drinking water and better staff position in the schools.
Saroori assured the people that the pending wages will be cleared within 15 days of time as the Rural Development department (RDD) has received the funds from the higher authorities. He also announced that walling, mettling, shingling, blacktopping work shall be start within a month time. MLA Inderwal gave on spot instructions to the concerned officials to address the problems of common masses in a time bound manner and ensure speedy disposal of all the matters.
On the occasion retired Major Janki Nath, BJP youth leader Sheir Singh from Tagood joined Congress party in front of Mr. Saroori.
Later a deputation of VLWs and MPWs of District Kishtwar under the leadership of its District President Zahid Rasheed Mughal calls on Mr. Saroori and submitted a memorandum to him and demanded his and his party’s intervention in addressing the genuine demands of the agitating employees who are on strike since last five days.
While appraising Congress MLA about the issue, Zahid Rashid Mughal District President VLW Association Kishtwar said that since 2009 no Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) is being conduct by Directorate RDD Jammu owing stagnation exist in Jammu Division. While expressing views on anti-polythene drive, Mughal expressed displeasure over its mode of operation and harassment made to panchayat secretaries.
Reacting to the demands raised by the VLWs and MPWs, Mr. Saroori took up the matter with Director Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Jammu and brief him about the problems faced by the people due to strike of the VLWs and MPWs. He termed the demand of agitating employees as genuine and asked the director RDD to take up speedy measures for promotion of these employees whose DPCs hasn’t been cleared since last 8 years.
Mr. Saroori also took up the matter with Director State Vigilance Javed Mujtaba Geelani and urged him for early vigilance clearance in favour of the employees for hassle free promotion as vigilance clearance required for promotion of all government employees.
On the occasion, Mr. Saroori said that Director RDD R K Butt has assured him that the matter will be addressed in next 15 to 20 days. He said that Director Vigilance has also assured him for speedy disposal of clearance of promotional cases. He urged upon the agitating employees to call off the strike and assured them that in case the government fails to fulfill its promise, Congress party will join them.