Srinagar: The newly launched amalgam of employee unions Jammu & Kashmir Employees United Front (JK EUF) on Thursday expressed it’s strong concern and displeasure over the continuing process of terminations of government employees on different grounds and said that it will legal course and move court against the terminations if government does not withdraw all such dismissal orders recently issued by it to terminate several employees from government service.
In a statement issued on Thursday the J&K Employees United Front after a meeting of the leaders of all the constituent employee union said that leaders during an emergency meeting at Srinagar in the backdrop of termination of employees expressed deep concern and displeasure on the continuing terminations of the employees on different grounds. Stating that all senior trade union leaders of all major trade unions present at the meeting vehemently expressed their concerns and displeasure on government’s unilateral decisions taken in haste without giving a chance to the victims to put across their view point in their defence, the J&K Employees United Front in the above referred statement said “it is ironic that victims are not being provided any opportunity to be heard and henceforth the move itself shows the dictatorial attitude of the Government” .
In it’s statement the J& K Employees United Front (JKEF) further said that “the speakers at the above referred meeting said that they being the part and parcel of the system are not given fair trail and the termination of employees is initiated without any proper scrutiny or trail by the l courts”, adding that “the unfortunate state of affairs have added to the miseries of the employees who have already been working under stress and are overburdened due to prevailing pandemic” and added that “constitution guarentees some fundamental rights to its citizens but unfortunately the employees are being deprived of these rights on one pretext or the other which is contrary to the law of the land and the constitution of the country”.
According to the above referred statement of the J&K EUF the leaders present at the meeting also said that “employees are governed by CSR and have every right to play their role within the ambit of the law and CSR and if there is any contradiction in performing such rights there is a set procedure of law under which an employee can be treated and can be scrutinized under the proper judicial system”. The speakers in the above referred statement of J&K Employees United Front question that “how can such an extreme step of termination be initiated against an employee without being heard or without judicial scrutiny or trail and when terminating an employee from the service after rendering precious years of his life in the service of people with sweat and blood is unjustified and uncalled for” , adding that “even in the past some employees were terminated by the previous governments but they were reinstated later by J&K High Court which proves that there was no substantial evidence against such employees and they where victimized selectively”.
The leaders, according to J&K EUF statement, also said that there are instances when govt employees were victimised for being actively involved in social activities during turmoil and urged the government to look into such cases in depth so that unnecessary harassment and punishment is not meted out to innocents .The leaders , according to the above referred J&K EUF statement, further said that in a welfare state government ought to take care of its citizens is snatching the bread and butter of children of the victimized employees and in a way forcing them to face starvation for no of their faults. The J&K EUF in it’s statement further said “the leaders unanimously decided to oppose this unfair and unjust move within the ambit of the constitution at every stage using all democratic and constitutional options available to them till justice is delivered and added that if need arises the United platform of employees will move to the court if the terminations order are not withdrawn immediately”.
The J&K EUF in it’s statement further said that the leadership of United platform decided to meet Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and all top administrative functionaries in this regard and will apprise them of the situation and concerns of the employees fraternity of Jammu & Kashmir over the continuous process of the termination of employees.
The leaders in the above referred statement of J&K Employees United Front (J&K EUF) further said that recent move of Government has pushed employees into a phase of mental trauma,which is badly effecting their performance because they feel harassed, humiliated and tramutised by the government in spite of making a huge contribution in extremely difficult and adverse working conditions .The leaders who attended the meeting, according to the said J&K EUF Statement, include Ajaz Khan( President JCC) Mohd Rafique Rather(President EJAC) Reyaz Ahmad Sofi President EJAC (Q) ,Ab Majeed parray ( President Trade Union Council), Shah Fayaz ( President J&K Employees Coordination Committee,) Shabir Ahmad Langoo, Javeed Ahmad Akhoon, Khursheed Ahmad Bhat, Nazir Ahmad Khan, Ab Qayoom Beigh, Sheikh Ajaz , Nazir Ahmad Khan, Rehmatullah khan, Farooq Ahmad Kawa, Mohd Younis Motto, Ab.Raheem Shah , Hatim Qayoom , Shah Ashiq and others.