Srinagar, Sep 17: A delegation of Khidmat Center operators today called on the President of Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party (JKPDP) and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.
The purpose of the meeting was to apprise Ms. Mufti of the numerous hardships they are currently facing and to discuss the alleged neglect by the Jammu & Kashmir Bank, a press release said.
Mufti emphasised the critical role played by the operators of Khidmat Centers in the socio-economic fabric of Jammu and Kashmir. She pointed out that, especially in times when the region is grappling with unemployment challenges, those who earn their livelihood through these centers must not be neglected. She underscored the fact that these operators have been protesting to draw the attention of JK Bank authorities, but their efforts have seemingly gone unanswered.
Mufti urged the JK Bank authorities to recognize the importance of engaging with the Khidmat Center operators and listening to their concerns. She stated that a minimum courtesy the bank should extend to these operators is to allocate time to discuss their issues and work collaboratively to find fruitful interventions wherever required.