Contingent paid workers of the education department from all the districts of Kashmir held a protest demonstration outside press colony on Thursday.
Scores of the workers assembled outside press colony demanding to include them in SRO 520 regularisation policy and appealing the Education Minister Altaf Bukhari to fulfill their demands including regularization. Shouting slogans the CPWs working as sweepers, watchmen, and cooks from various government schools have been working in schools for decades.
The protestors said that they have lost their respect among families, “our children are taunting us for wasting our lives in serving government for free, our grandchildren even make fun of us, but the government has never taken our issues seriously which is really a matter of distress,” said one of the protestor
The protesters appealed education Minister to regularize them under the SRO 520 regularization policy.
They added that they have been discharging the duties in schools on a meager monthly salary of rupees five hundred. “In 1987 when I joined this service my wages were 8 rupees and now I get 1000 rupees, and I think we are more worthy to get engage in the regularisation policy.
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