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EJAC urges govt to release pending salaries of un-regularized employees before Eid

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Srinagar: Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC), which is an umbrella body of various employees’ unions, Wednesday asked the government to release pending salaries of daily-wagers, need-based and contractual employees before upcoming Eid-ul-Adha.

The employee’s body headed by Fayaz Shabnam also demanded that government should frame a onetime regularization policy for these employees who he said have been working in different government departments for more than two decades.

“We have been and will continue our support to these employees who have been tirelessly rendering their services in different government departments for the past more than two decades. Besides onetime regularization policy, we demand their salaries be released before upcoming Eid so that they could also celebrate the festival with their families,” Shabnam said in a press conference at Press Club here.

He said the government, bearing in mind their services during five months of pandemic, should release their salaries, which are pending for the past several months.

“If the government can extend services of ex-servicemen, what’s wrong in regularizing poor daily-wagers, contractual, need-based employees?” he asked.

He said the HDF employees working in Health department should also be regularized and their salaries be released well before Eid.

EJAC president also questioned as to why a policy has not been framed for them so far even as the government has time and again promised it.

“If government cannot do justice with them, then it has no right to be continue. There should be onetime regularization policy for them. Let the government resolve this issue without any delay or confrontation,” he added.

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