Contingent paid workers of education Dept protests in Srinagar, seek regularization



All Jammu and Kashmir Contingent Paid Workers Employees Union of Education Department on Saturday held a protest in Press Enclave demanding regularization of their services.

Contingent Paid Workers Union-protest at Pratap Park, Srinagar -KL-image-by-Bilal-Bahadur

The workers led by their president Nazir Ahmad Rather assembled at Pratab Park Srinagar shouting anti-governmental slogans, “The government had promised us that we all will be implemented under SRO 520 but till now no initiatives have been taken by the authorities till, now.

He said they are qualified workers in the department and their services should be regularized as well.

“We demand that the state government should regularize our qualified workers and also those workers who are not much qualified,” he said.

Contingent-Paid-workers-of-education-Deptt at Pratap Park Srinagar KL-image-by-Mihir Patilhande

The workers demand the government to come up with a clear regularization policy and give the benefit of Minimum Wages Act.

“We have been delivering 24/7 service for a meagre amount of rupees 25 to 1000 that too from the last 20 years,” they said.

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