Govt’s disregard for issues of ReTs, Anganwari workers unfortunate: Harsh -
Govt’s disregard for issues of ReTs, Anganwari workers unfortunate: Harsh
Posted 12 Jun 2018 05:02 PM

With ReTs made to agitate on the roads even for the timely disbursement of their salaries which the government is otherwise duty bound to ensure in the normal course, Harsh Dev Singh, JKNPP Chairman and former Minister, on Monday regretted that such episodes not only exposed the government’s apathy towards its employees but also raised question marks over its oft parroted slogans of accountability and good governance.
Right to receive timely remuneration for the services rendered by an employee is one of the basic and fundamental guarantees ensured to a citizen in a welfare state, said Harsh adding further that denying the same was violative of the constitutional safeguards.
Lambasting the State Government for its callous and inhuman approach towards the genuine issues of the RETs and Anganwari workers, Singh said that Panthers Party shall stand toe to toe and shoulder to shoulder with the aggrieved employees till all their legitimate demands were conceded by the govt. He was addressing a press conference here on Monday.
Strongly flaying the government for keeping the ReTs outside the purview of Seventh Pay Commission recommendations, Singh regretted that ever since the BJP-PDP Coalition came into being, the ReTs were being subjected to untold hardships, harassment and humiliation.
They were threatened in the name of holding screening tests, written tests and aptitude tests as and when they agitated their cause for regular release of their salaries, rued Harsh.
He said that not only their demand for delinking of their salary from central source of funding was overlooked but they were deprived of the benefits of the seventh pay commission in the most arbitrary and unfair manner which was not only discriminatory but amounted to grave injustice with the said category of teachers.
Expressing grave concern over the government’s disregard for the issues of Anganwari workers and helpers, Singh said that NPP fully supported their demand for enhancement of honorarium. He said that engaging highly qualified workers and helpers in Anganwari centres on negligible honorarium of Rs. 3,600 and Rs. 1,600 per month not only amounted to worst form of exploitation but was also a grave violation of human rights. He cautioned the government to stop testing the patience of educated youth especially the females who had been made to languish on the roads by its obduracy and callous approach towards their genuine concerns.
Parshotam Parihar State Secretary Panthers Trade Union was also present in the press conference.

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