Govt Enforcing Joblessness, Says Tarigami

SRINAGAR: Expressing serious concern over the latest decision of the Jammu Kashmir administration to re-advertise Rehbar-e-Janglat, Khel, Zirat posts afresh, CPI(M) leader Mohamad Yousuf Tarigami has said that after the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was revoked; the government is yet to create job opportunities.

In a statement Tarigami said that instead it has announced to re-advertise Rehbar-e-Janglat, Khel, Zirat posts afresh who have been serving the government for years together.

“These schemes were framed in view of the rising unemployment for technically qualified youth launched by the successive governments. These youth had been appointed on merit basis through proper recruitment procedure,” said Tarigami, adding that most of them have now crossed the age limit and are not in a position to compete at this stage with the fresh pass outs in their respective fields.

“Those who were already earning their livelihood are deprived of it. Thousands of casual labourers, need-based daily-wagers, scheme workers and others were without wages for the months together,” he said.

“Over thousands of youth employed in these schemes were earning their bread and butter for years together, will be rendered jobless due to the  J&K administration decision to re-advertise these posts afresh,” he added.

Tarigami said that unemployment level in Jammu and Kashmir is rising as educated youth struggle with neglect and lack of job-creation policy. In J&K, already facing uncertainty over the years, unemployment has become a serious concern and the percentage of unemployed youth is increasing with the poor absorption rate.

“The government’s decision is unfortunate as instead of providing employment, it is even snatching the limited opportunities. The government should revoke its decision as soon as possible,” said Tarigami in a statement.

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