Civil Secretariat Non-Gazetted Employees Unions seeks time upto November for vacating Government accommodations
Jammu: The non-gazetted employees of civil secretariat Monday sought extension of the time period upto November 2021 for vacating Estate department’s accommodations in Srinagar and Jammu.
Following the cancellation of government accommodation of the Darbar Move employees in Srinagar and Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir Civil Secretariat Non-Gazetted Employees Union and J&K Low Paid Grade Employees Union have written to the Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta that civil secretariat employees have expressed their difficulties due to insufficient time in vacating the residential accommodations in view of anticipated third wave of Covid-19, availability of transportation, grant of advance Travel Allowances and Dearness Allowances to carry the belongings and treatment of period required for purpose as duty.
On June 29, 2021, the Estates department cancelled the residential accommodation of move employees on the basis of their location-orders issued by the General Administration Department.
The employees were directed to vacate the accommodations within 21 days.
“The time period should be extended upto November 2021 for easing up the employees in vacating accommodations,” they demanded in a letter to the chief secretary.
They also demanded transportation facilities for both Kashmir and Jammu based employees and arrangement of vehicles for carrying their belongings, and grant of advance TA and DA.
“Adequate arrangement of boarding and lodging should be provided during their stay in Jammu and Srinagar till employees vacate their quarters. The period involved in vacating the quarters may be treated as duty in respect of all such employees,” they demanded.
They said that since it was known to everyone that the Estates quarters were going to be vacated, the Estates and Home departments should ensure “no theft or any other incident may take place".
The employees stationed in Jammu were asked to vacate their accommodation in Srinagar and those stationed in Srinagar had been asked to vacate their quarters in Jammu by the Estates department in an order issued here recently.