Contractual lecturers strike enters 238th day -
Contractual lecturers strike enters 238th day
Posted 10 Oct 2017 01:19 PM

Continuing their protest on 238th day on Monday, the agitating contractual lecturers staged a massive protest against government for not paying heed towards their demands.
Carrying banner and raising slogans in support of their demand as well as criticising the State Government, the protesting contractual lecturers held protest near Press Club Jammu.
The protesters included a number of female contractual lecturers, who were also criticising the State Government for its callous attitude towards their genuine demand of regularisation.
They are demanding regularisation as per Civil Services Special Provision Act 2010, which was passed by the State Legislature for regularisation of all the Ad-hoc / Contractual / Consolidated employees as one time exception.
“We were engaged on contractual basis and helped government to ensure smooth functioning of schools in militancy-hit far flung areas but two decades down the line we were left with no choice but to sit on a symbolic hunger strike here to seek justice,” Zubair Hussain, Vice President of All J-K Contractual Lecturers (10+2) Forum, said.
Arun Bakshi, President of the Forum, said former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s policy in 2003 which he said enhanced the monthly salary of the contractual employees from 3,500 to 7,000 and “assured regularisation of the services within next three years”.
Pankaj Sharma, Anil Sharma, Reva Rani and Sarita Koul sat on strike today.

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