Srinagar, June 2, KNT: All J&K MGNREGA Employees Association today demanded their absorption in Rural Development Department (RDD).
Employees express resentment over the failure of the Government in fulfilling the genuine demand of MGNREGA employees.
They alleged that the successive Governments played with their future by giving hallow promises and assurances. “There is already a proposal about absorption pending with the government but so for this proposal is not being taken seriously,” they said.
The employees said that the highly qualified, skilled and experienced youth are working in the department since 14 years and they should be absorbed in the department on priority basis. “The employees who are working in different schemes including PMAY(G), SBM, CDF, MPLADS, MGNREGA etc from past 14 years and various employees have now crossed the age bar. The results are touching sky high because of their hard work, participation and involvement. So, keeping in mind the experience of the employees, they should be absorbed in the department on priority basis,” they said.
When contacted, Secretary R&D, Sheetal Nanda told news agency Kashmir News Trust that though they are contractual employees but still a proposal for them is under consideration. “We are on it and will address the problem,” she said. (KNT)