Srinagar/ Sept,16:- Chairman People’s Democratic Front ( PDF) Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen has termed linking vigilance clearance with the issuance of passport to government employees as another grave injustice He has also urged the government to respect Court directions about continuation of the services of 1000 Helpers to Supervisors who have been disbanded by the social welfare department recently.
In a statement issued on Thursday Hakeem said that making vigilance clearance mandatory for issuing passport to an employee was sheer injustice.He has urged the government to shun pursuing anti employees and anti people policies. While seeking implementation of the Court directions about continuation of services of the disbanded Helpers to Supervisors in social Welfare department , Hakeem said it was most ironical that instead of fulfilling its tall claims to provide employment to 50,000 youth of Jammu and Kashmir, the government was hell bend to snatch the livelihood of those poor workers who have been engaged about 20 years ago.He said these Helpers belong to the poorest of the poor section of the society and have been discharging their duties as front line workers at the times of various exigencies . He said thier dedication and contribution to the society has been acknowledged by none other than Prime Minister of India and Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir on many occasions.
PDF Chairman has urged the LG Manoj Sinha to direct the bureaucracy not to germinate any such anti people and anti youth proposals in future adding that such actions add to the element of alienation and mistrust among the people towards the mainstream. He said a section in the bureaucracy, in a bid to prove more loyal than the king , often germinate such proposals which are deadly against the interests of employees and common people. ” Enhancing the rate of water tax and electricity fees, implementation of property tax , denial of passport to employees on one pretext or other and forcibly disbanding employees and poor workers are tip of the Iceberg. “Hakeem observed. ” Need of the hour was to initiate measures that would generate goodwill among majority of the people , ” Hakeem said adding that in a welfare state, everything should not be weighed in terms of financial returns. He said well being of its people , without any consideration of caste,creed, colour,region or religion was the sacred motive of a welfare state.
Hakeem has urged the government to make bureaucracy accountable and responsive to the aspirations of the people to redress their genuine problems.