After assaults, J&Okay to migrant employees: get to work or face motion

The Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir Saturday directed Deputy Commissioners of all 10 districts in Kashmir to make sure that migrant staff needn’t go away the Valley and that “whosoever will be absent shall be dealt as per Service Rules”.

While a few Deputy Commissioners, who didn’t want to be named, stated they may look ahead to a authorities order earlier than performing, the workers who had left the Valley feeling unsafe after a Sikh college principal and Kashmiri Hindu trainer have been killed final week by terrorists, stated the administration was being “insensitive”.

Those who’ve returned to Jammu are nonetheless cautious about getting again to work within the Valley, with some deciding to remain again for now. Siddharth Raina (title modified), who had returned to Srinagar in 2015 with a job within the J&Okay Education Department beneath the Prime Minister’s bundle and returned to Jammu final week, stated most of them are academics and are conducting on-line courses for college kids.

“Employees came to Jammu fearing threat to their lives. Instead of allaying their fears, assuring security, and making necessary arrangements, the administration threatens them with action as per Service Rules,” stated an worker who had returned to the Valley in 2015 after he acquired a job beneath the Prime Minister’s bundle.

“The orders may have been issued with good intent. But many of the employees are staying in their own rented accommodation in places in South Kashmir. It’s not clear how they will be provided security,” one other minority member who acquired employment beneath the PM bundle stated on the situation of anonymity.

This was one amongst many points mentioned with all DCs and SPs of the Valley’s districts in a gathering on Saturday referred to as by Pandurang Pole, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, to evaluation safety preparations and determine authorities lodging for “protected persons”.

He instructed these current within the assembly that the lodging to the “protected persons” via the Divisional Commissioner’s workplace supplied in 14 Srinagar accommodations “be deemed to have been dehired” from October 5.

Further, instructions to offer the “protected persons”, the PSOs and guards, lodging within the involved district, “be adhered to in letter and spirit”. Pole didn’t reply to calls and messages.

A placard reads ‘Where Is My Home’ throughout a protest by the Kashmiri Hindu group after terrorist actions within the Kashmir valley, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. (PTI Photo/Kamal Singh)

“The chair (Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir) directed that all the Deputy Commissioners and SSPs (Senior Superintendent of Police) shall ensure one to one meeting with the representative/ leaders of all the political parties within 2-3 days for the redressal of their apprehensions regarding security, accommodation etc. and consider their genuine demands,” the minutes of the assembly launched on Tuesday stated.

The Divisional Commissioner additionally directed that non-migrant minority populations — labourers, expert labourers and so on — within the districts be recognized and ample safety measures be put in place for them together with common interactions. He additionally stated migrant staff ought to ideally be posted in protected and safe zones as a substitute of faraway and weak areas in the meanwhile, in response to the minutes.


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