More employees' bodies announce to donate to Relief Fund

J&K State Taxes (NG) Employees Association on Tuesday decided to contribute toward J&K Government Relief Fund.

Nazir Ahmad Bhat, President of the Association said they have decided to contribute one-day salary to the Fund.

“The world is facing the worst crisis owing to the pandemic and life of every human is under threat,” he said. “We all should come forward and lend a helping hand to the government at this crucial time.”

He said the Association has appealed Commissioner State Taxes, J&K and Additional Commissioner for issuance of compulsory contribution order, under which all drawing and disbursing officers shall be directed to deduct the contribution towards the Fund.

He said most of the trade unions and other employee’s associations have already conveyed their willingness to contribute to the Fund.

“The Association also appeals the employees and  general public to stay home and adopt all precautionary measures issued by the government and cooperate with authorities,” he said.

Similarly, All Departmental Clerical Staff Association has also decided to contribute one-day salary toward to the Fund.

Earlier, gazetted and non-gazetted employees Horticulture department, Kashmir announced to contribute two days and one day salaries to the Fund respectively.

Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) has also appealed the employees to donate one-day salary to the Fund. Employees Joint Consultative Committee (EJCC) has also decided to donate one-day salary toward the Fund.

The Kashmir University Teachers Association (KUTA) has also decided to contribute one-day salary to the Fund. “As the situation has it, we will have to help the hands that help victims”, reads a statement issued by the Association. The Association unanimously resolved to make the contribution. The President KUTA, Manzoor Ahmad Chachoo has thanked all his colleagues for their prompt response. “It was the mandate of the general body to give nod to our initiative, and the members expectedly came forward for this social responsibility,” he said.