Says move will help youth aspiring for government jobs in J&K
Srinagar, June 17: Jammu and Kashmir Worker’s Party President, Mir Junaid today
said that the revocation of SRO 202 was a major victory for those appointed under
the provision in J&K and those aspiring for employment in government sector in
“The course correction was the only rightful option for the administration as the
SRO 202 lacked logic and reason. Thanks to the administration led by LG G C Murmu
for this timely decision,” Mir said reacting the administration’s recent decision of
rolling back the SRO202.
Mir hoped the administration will now release all the emoluments to the
appointees under SRO 202 which would have accrued to them in accordance with
the earlier rules.
“This will be the least to balm their miseries they and their families have undergone
over the years,” he said. Mir said the administration should come up with a road
map in this regard and not precipitate the situation to such an extent that the
affected employees were forced to press for their dues.
He complimented the stakeholders for their resilience and single-mindedness with
which they stood firm for their rights.
It is pertinent to mention here that the recruitment rules issued by then Jammu
and Kashmir government in year 2015, which fixed five year probation period for
new appointees, are known as SRO 202.
Since implementation of SRO-202 by then PDP-led government June 30, 2015, it
has been facing opposition from employees as well as the educated youth in J&K.
As per the SRO 202, these rules were applicable to all non-gazetted posts borne on
the establishment of any department or service of the Government and such
gazetted post, as may be notified by the Government from time to time.
“During the period of first five years, the appointee will be entitled to the minimum
of scale of pay along with the grade pay applicable to the post against which he is
appointed,” rules reads further.