JKAP appeals MHA for repatriation of J&K employees from Ladakh
SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) senior leader and former minister Mohammad Dilawar Mir on Wednesday demanded immediate repatriation of J&K employees who continue to be posted in Ladakh Union Territory despite submitting their options for postings to the general administration department within stipulated time period.
In a statement issued here, Mir observed that hundreds of employees working in various departments who belong to both divisions of J&K are suffering immensely because of challenging socio-environmental conditions in Ladakh. “Unfortunately, the J&K administration seems to have forgotten about the plight of these employees working in hostile conditions of Ladakh UT even after seeking their choices for places of postings in J&K,” Mir remarked.
In a press release issued here Mir appealed the Union Home Minister to intervene into the matter and order immediate shifting of these employees from Union territory of Ladakh to their respective divisions in J&K.
Mir claimed that most of the employees had already completed their mandatory period in Leh and Kargil in Ladakh UT as per rules. “A significant number of employees who are from Kashmir and Jammu divisions were posted in Ladakh before August 5, 2019 and have completed around four years of their tenure at their present places of postings,” Mir said adding that even service rules framed in 1989 categorically and unambiguously provided that for employees initially appointed in Ladakh, on completion of their mandatory tenure, shall be posted in their home districts or divisions accordingly.