JAMMU, FEBRUARY 11: Various deputations today called on Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan and apprised him of their issues, seeking early redressal to the same.
A deputation of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, Jammu Kashmir led by its State General Secretary Ashok Choudhary brought into the notice of the Advisor a number of issues concerning welfare of the labourers’ community and sought his intervention in expeditious disposal of the same.
They informed the Advisor of severe exploitation of labour happening in industries in Jammu and Kashmir in violation of the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act 1970 and rules made there under.
They informed that regular manpower is being employed in many industries through labour supplier contractors and the workers employed through these means are working in core activities in industries continuously for past 10-20 years, facing exploitation and being hardly paid minimum wage. The delegation sought Advisor's intervention in making an end to this mistreatment of labour. They also demanded implementation of Minimum Wages at par with Central rates as applicable all over the country.
Meanwhile, residents of Village Uchapind and adjoining areas of Ramkote tehsil of Kathua district demanded up gradation of Government High School Ucha Pind to the status of Higher Secondary School while the residents of various Panchayats of Block Gujroo Nagrota in Tehsil Ramkote requested for opening of a Kendriya Vidyalaya in a central place either at Thara Kalwal or at Ucha Pind.
Advisor as usual assured the deputations that their concerns and issues would be looked into and appropriate action shall be taken to redress their issues but it would have been better that during the time he would have reviewed that action taken on his previous such grievances programmes, which would have brought the truth on ground.