Urges govt to regularise them without any further delay
Srinagar, Mar 01: While supporting the demands of contingency paid workers (CPWs) engaged in different educational institutions across the State, CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam Thursday urged the government to regularize them without any further delay.
The CPWs, who held a protest today at Press Enclave Srinagar, demanded that they should be included in the recent list of 60,000 casual workers who are being regularised.
In a statement issued to KNS, Tarigami reminded the government that these workers have been functioning in various schools for many years now with majority of them having put in 20 years consolidated service on insignificant monthly remuneration ranging from Rs 50 to 2000. Even in several cases during the 2016 unrest when mysterious burning of schools started, the CPWs guarded the schools.
However, the government has never taken their issues seriously which is really a matter of distress. The meager remuneration together with long period of consolidated service in turbulent times warrants justice in the shape of regularization without any further delay, he said, adding that most of them have given their prime youth in anticipation of confirmation.
The CPI (M) leader suggested for confirming these workers on existing class-4th vacancies, which he said exist in hundreds in the education department in both the divisions. The regularization would put an end to adhocism in this crucial department, he said, adding that education department can ill afford shortage of manpower given its vital importance in shaping and developing human resources.
The CPWs should be paid regular wages @Rs.110/- per day as assured earlier by the government. They are being paid less than the normal wages, which is a gross violation of Minimum Wages Act and severe injustice with them. (KNS)