Submits resolutions demanding ban on pellet guns, Rs. 18,000/- as minimum wages for workers and effective measures against rampant corruption, besides three Private Member’s Bills
JAMMU January 4: CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has submitted three resolutions in Jammu and Kashmir State Assembly to urge upon the state government to ban the use of pellet guns, urging Center and State governments to fix minimum wages of workers not less than Rs.18000 per month urging upon the government to take effective measures for eradication of corruption.
“This House urges upon the Govt.of Jammu and Kashmir to ban the use of pellet guns by security forces to meet any law and order situation,” says a resolution submitted by Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami.
The second resolution states that, “This House urges the Government of India and Government of Jammu and Kashmir to fix minimum wages of workers not less than Rs.18000/- per month.”
The third resolution reads that “This House expresses its grave concern on ever-increasing corruption in public life and urges upon the government to take effective measures for its eradication.”
The CPI(M) leader also submitted Jammu and Kashmir Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2017, Artisans’ Social Security Bill, 2018 and Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir (Amendment) Bill, 2018.
“The Jammu and Kashmir Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2017: By virtue of Constitution (86th Amendment) Act, 2002, Article 21-A has been inserted in the Constitution of India to provide that the State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children at the age of 6-14 years in such manner as the State may, by law, determine. The said Constitutional Amendment is not applicable to the State of Jammu and Kashmir. In order to achieve the laudable objective behind the Constitutional Amendment, the Jammu and Kashmir Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2017 provides that every child of the age of 6-14 years shall have right to free and compulsory education till completion of Elementary Education,” the first bill reads.
The second bill states: “The Artisans’ working in our State constitute a considerable percentage of total employment in the State. On account of their un-organize nature, these artisans’ do not get adequate social security. Despite implementation of some schemes for their welfare there is a huge deficit in the coverage of artisans’ in the matter of labour protection and social security measures ensuring there welfare and well-being. The Jammu and Kashmir Artisans’ Social Security Bill, 2018 aims to provide for social security and welfare of the artisans’ and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.”
The third bill state: “Section 53 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir provides that six months shall not intervene between its last sitting in one session and the date appointed for its first sitting in the next session. The said section does not provide for the number of sittings of the State Legislature. To strengthen the democratic process in the State, the Legislators have to be armed with sufficient opportunities to discuss the issues of public importance and for that adequate time has to be allotted to raise the issues of public concern. The present number of sessions and sittings are quite inadequate to carry on debate over the issues. There has been a persistent demand from Legislators across the country to fix the minimum sittings of the State Legislature in a year. The matter was discussed and agreed by the Presiding Officers of the State Legislatures of the Country on a number of occasions. As such, the sittings of the Legislature need to be increased to atleast 100 in a calendar year.”
Besides, three bills submitted by Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami are under consideration in the Leganslative Assembly. They include: Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety (Amendment) Bill, 2016, Jammu and Kashmir Ecology Fund and Environment Cess Bill ,2016 and Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir (Amendment) Bill, 2016.