JAMMU: Senior Congress leaders have demanded fast-track filling of all vacant posts of different categories in various Government Departments, from amongst local youth of Jammu and Kashmir, in a time bound manner.
In a joint statement issued here, senior Congress leaders said that all vacant posts in various Government Departments, which are unfilled due to mess created by the then BJP-PDP coalition Government and uncertainty thereafter, should be filled up from amongst local youth of Jammu and Kashmir on fast-track basis. All daily-wagers, temporary, contractual, need base, adhoc and other category of employees working in various departments for past several years should also be regularised at the earliest, they added.
Described it a step in right direction, as announced by the Governor to fill available vacancies in various Departments from amongst local youth of Jammu & Kashmir, the Congress leaders said that previous PDP-BJP coalition Government indulged in favoritism & nepotism and a large number of posts remained unfilled because of mis-governance during all these years.
They further said that large scale rise in unemployment during past three years, which has been declared as the highest in last 45 years as per official data, has made unemployed educated youth frustrated. “Moreover, daily-wagers, temporary, contractual, need-based, adhoc and other category workers were assured regularisation from time to time, but nothing was done in this regard. Necessary measures should be taken by the administration for their immediate regularisation,” they added.
Meanwhile, Congress leaders resented highly objectionable political utterances of Governor, Satya Paul Malik against Congress leadership and asked him to maintain sanctity of the highest constitutional position, he holds.
The signatories to the statement included Tara Chand, Madan Lal Sharma, Raman Bhalla, G M Saroori, Kanta Bhan, Mula Ram, Ravinder Sharma, Rajnesh Sharma, M S Naiz, R S Chib, Abdul Majid Wani, Balwan Singh, Shah Mohammad Chowdhary, Yogesh Sawhney, Naresh Gupta, Ch Shah Nawaz, Namrata Sharma, Faqir Nath, Dr Manohar Lal Sharma, Shabir Ahmed Khan, Manjit Singh, Krishan Chand Bhagat, Ashok Sharma, Indu Pawar, Shiv Dev Singh and G L Chalotra.