JK: Vohra to redressing public grievances

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Srinagar, Oct 16: Moved by the representation of the physically challenged educated youth during his first public hearing, Jammu and Kashmir governor, N N Vohra, today directed an immediate review of the recruitment rules, making these compatible with the Reservation Rules in vogue.

Mr Vohra keenly heard the pleas of Javed Ahmed and Riyaz Ahmed, both post-graduates and physically challenged, who sought his intervention in ensuring the horizontal reservation and removing the anomaly in the rules which were in contravention of the directives and circulars issued by the Central Ministries from time to time.

In all, 24 deputations and individuals met the governor in the Civil Secretariat and apprised him of their collective and individual problems.

In addition to the deputations, at the outset, a 30 member delegation of the Employees Joint Action Committee, led by its President, Abdul Qayum, met the governor and listed various demands which, inter alia, included implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission Report, enhancement in the retirement age from 58 to 60, regularisation of adhoc, daily rated and contractual candidates etc.

A deputation of All Parties Sikh Co-ordination Committee pleaded for declaring Sikhs as a minority community while the Joint Coordination Committee of Contractual/Consolidated Employees sought their regularisation.

A deputationist of the Self Help Group of Engineers' Association broke down while narrating their woes and requested the governor for taking earnest measures about their absorption as some of them had already crossed the age of 40 years.

A delegation of Hindu Welfare Society, Kashmir sought employment for their wards and accommodation for those who had not migrated from the Valley.

Responding to the demands of a delegation from Gurez, the governor directed that a team of senior officers should visit the area immediately and take stock of the problems and steps to be taken for their redressal.


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