Animal Husbandry’s Assistant Diploma Holders Cadre Protest in Srinagar, Seek Change in Job Criteria


Employees’ associated with J&K’s  Animal Husbandry department on Friday afternoon staged a protest demonstration in Srinagar and sought the permanent change in the criteria for the post of stock assistant in the department.

Assistant Diploma Holders associated with J&K’s animal husbandry department protest in Srinagar on June 21, 2019. Kl image

Scores of the workers-all Assistant Diploma Holders and experienced employees, who have been serving the department from last many years gathered at Srinagar’s press enclave and chanted slogans in favour of their demands. The protesting workers sought the redressal of their problem, which they termed a “grave issue”.

“In 2009, we were trained as stock assistants and since then we are serving the remote areas of the valley without taking a single penny from the department, keeping in mind that department might take us as permanent employees hereafter, but years have passed and we all are on the same place,” said one of the protestor.

In 1985, according to the employees, the state government had announced criteria for the post of stock assistant and the candidates were supposed to have a 10th pass qualification with science as additional. “Even after having the relevant degrees and diplomas, the criteria is still same, the department is ready to take newcomers-all metric pass but not the one with experience and relevant degrees,” isn’t this injustice with us?” asked another protestor.

The protestors said that decades have passed, the world has changed but the department is the same as it was 39 years back. Seeking the early redressal of the issue, the protestors appealed the concerned department and the Governor’s administration to look into the matter.

The candidates also appealed the authorities’ to make a diploma as a mandatory process in the department so that the justice would be delivered to all of them “suffering” from years.


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