September 25, 2020

NC MP Masoodi demands regularisation of daily wagers, pay parity for Home Guards

Srinagar: National Conference Member parliament form south Kashmir Justice (Retd) Hasnain Masoodi on Thursday has demanded immediate regularisation of daily wagers and pay parity to home guards.
according to statement issued here on Thursday, Justice (Retd) Masoodi demanded regularisation of more than sixty thousand daily wage, casual and contract workers of Jammu and Kashmir, denied timely release of wages and awaiting regularisation for more than a decade. He has stated that though the daily wagers, casual workers and contract workers form backbone of key departments like PDD, Forest, Wildlife, Social Welfare and other departments and render valuable service to the public, yet justice is not being done to the most important segment of the workforce.
Masoodi met Santosh Kumar Gagwar Minister for Labour and Employment and requested him to intervene in the matter and exhort the JK administration to expedite release of all pending wages and much delayed regularisation. The meeting took place against the backdrop of the Wages Code brought to ameliorate lot of the workforce in the country. He also met Reddy Minister of State Home Affairs and raised the issue of disparity in pay faced by the Home Guards serving in Jammu and Kashmir. He expressed anguish that while Home Guards serving in JK performed same duties as were performed by their counterparts in other parts of Country they are paid much less than what is paid to their counterparts, in utter disregard to the principle of “equal pay for equal work”. He demanded immediate redressal of grievances of agitating Home Guards and fulfillment their genuine demands.

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