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GRS continue their protest to demand regularisation

GRS continue their protest to demand regularisation
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Srinagar: Hundreds of Gram Rozgar Sevaks (GRS) engaged under MGNREGA continued their protest to press for their regularisation.
They employees have been protesting for the last 13 years to press for their long pending demand of regularisation.
“Unfortunately, the successive governments have failed to regularise our services,” the aggrieved employees said.
Shakeel Ahmad, a GRS from Pulwama district said they are paid meager salary despite having a high workload.
“Policies for employees of every department have been framed but due to unknown reasons are being sidelined,” he said.
He said the government has given verbal assurances for our regularisation while no steps were taken on ground.
“Whenever we protest, the government promises us that job policy will be framed but on ground nothing is being done,” he said.
The said GRS is paid an amount of Rs Rs 4000-5000 per month which makes it difficult for them to meet both the ends.
“It is not possible for us to manage all things as the monthly fee of one child is more than our salary,” said Zahoor Ahmad, another GRS.
They said they are all qualified but are compelled to work on wages, which are even less than wages of skilled labourers working under MGNREGA and other schemes
“We have brought our issues to the notice of concerned higher ups who always assure that the issue will be resolved but on ground nothing is being done,” he said.
The employees urged the higher ups to look into the matter and frame job policy for them.

Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted [email protected]

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