SPOs feel discriminated, demand regularisation on qualification basis

Submit memorandum to PDP state youth secretary

Srinagar, Publish Date: Dec 13 2017 12:07AM | Updated Date: Dec 13 2017 12:07AM
SPOs feel discriminated, demand regularisation on qualification basisFile Photo

Feeling discriminated, the special police officers (SPOs) posted in various areas of Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday appealed the director general of police S P Vaid to regularise them on the basis of their qualifications as they are working tirelessly with other policemen.

A delegation of SPOs have submitted a memorandum to PDP state secretary youth Arif Liagaroo supposed to be forwarded to DGP Vaid seeking their regularisation on the basis of qualifications.

“It is sad that instead of recognizing the services of the well-educated SPOs in Police department we are being shabbily treated. It is ridiculous that the poor educated youth are being appointed as SPOs against the paltry Rs 3000 per month and now Rs 5000  per month although we perform equal duties with the regular personnel of the police force,” the SPOs delegation has mentioned in their memorandum. “Our service has not been regularized despite loud promises and tall claims.”

The memorandum further states that SPOs work 24 hours. “We demand that the regularization of SPOs should be on qualification basis. Most of SPOs are well-educated (10+2s, Graduates and even post graduates,” they have stated. “Given the fast swelling number of educated unemployed youth in the State, the government is exploiting the situation with the highly qualified youth being treated like bonded labourers which is akin to human rights violation.”

The memorandum further reads, “We request DGP to stop the recruitment of educated youth as SPOs in Police department as it amounts to harassment rather than a job.”

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