Soz warns employees
Islamabad/Kulgam, Apr 11: The President of Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee, Prof Saifuddin Soz, on Sunday said if government employees do not resume duties in next 3-days he will mobilize his party workers to do their jobs.
“We don’t say that their demands are not genuine, but to go on strike and hold entire state as hostage is not justified. If they fail to return within next 3-days, I will mobilize the party workers to replace them. They will work in hospitals as paramedical staff and will also ensure that hospitals remain clean. They will even remove the garbage from the streets and bi- lanes across the Valley,” Soz said.
The JKPCC chief said that employees need to realize that students, patients and common people were suffering immensely due to “irresponsible behavior of employees.”
He said that employees need to take their jobs seriously. “There are thousands of educated unemployed youth waiting for jobs. It is unfortunate that those having secure jobs seem least bothered about performing their duties. If they don’t mend their ways, government will be left with no other option other than to bring in new people,” he said.
Soz accused government employees of indulging in corruption, he said, that a drive would be launched against erring persons to eradicate corruption from the system.
He termed imposing of ban on inter-district recruitment as a historic decision. “Now 92 percent jobs can be availed by the locals of a particular district.”
Regarding the 8 per cent reservation for schedule castes, Soz said that it was a constitutional compulsion and the cabinet would look into its intricacies and do away with the complexities in the future.
Asking the people to strengthen the Congress party, Soz said, “Only a strong coalition partner can run coalition. Besides, a strong hand is required to run a plough”.
He said the Congress has consolidated its position in the Valley but the fact is that it cannot work without a coalition.
Referring to constructions on the agricultural land Soz said, “Don’t go for construction on agricultural land as it will have serious consequences. I will soon meet the Chief Minister.
Prof Saif-ud-din Soz assured compensation to people who had provided land to the railways. “People who have given their land to railways would be compensated suitably,” he said.
He also promised that the demand of the locals about setting up of a railway crossing in the area near Khandipari would be fulfilled. “We will also consider your demand of primary health centre; provision of drinking water and construction of flood channel,” he said.
Meanwhile, Education Minister, Peerzada Muhammad Syed has appealed the teaching community to immediately start their class work keeping in view their responsibilities towards community and their nature of job so that the future of their pupils can be secured. He also sought the cooperation of parents in sending their wards to schools from tomorrow.
The Minister was addressing a joint meeting of the district officers, ZEO’s, Principals and headmasters at Baramulla, Sunday.
On this occasion, he also took stock of the facilities being provided to people in view of continuous strike of employees.
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Lastupdate on : Sun, 11 Apr 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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