Srinagar, (KNO): Hundreds of permanent and temporary daily labourers of Power Development Department continue to stage protests in different areas and press in favour of long pending demands.
Hundreds of PDL/TDL workers protested in Srinagar, PDD circle Bijbehara in Anantnag district and raised slogans in favour of their demands.
The protesters said that it is only PDL and TDL workers who are climbing on poles even during snowfall and ensuring power supply to the whole J&K and mostly daily wagers get killed due to electrocution while repairing wires.
Adheer Wani, spokesperson PDL/TDL, said that despite working day and night, their files have been lying in secretariat since last year but due to unknown reasons permanent orders aren’t being issued.
Wani said that some files are still lying in division offices and aren’t being forwarded to higher ups due to unknown reasons.
“DPC files have been completed three years but are still lying either in offices of executive engineers or chief engineer. No permanent orders are being issued in this regard,” Wani said.
He said that higher authorities are deliberately delaying our issues which include issuance of regularization orders, submission of pending files to those who have already completed five years and release of pending wages.
“If our demands aren’t fulfilled immediately, they will go on indefinite strike. It is a do or die situation for us and till fruitful results won’t come forward, we won’t end our protest,” Wani said.
He said that government must issue regularization orders in favour of employees whose DPC files have been completed, pending wages must be released, wages of NOKs of deceased workers must be released, pending files must be forwarded to higher ups and compensation must be given to the persons who have died in line of duty and SRO 43 must be implemented in their favour.
PDL/TDL workers again requested LG Manoj Sinha to look into the matter personally on humanitarian grounds
KU PG distance students demand change in exam timing
Srinagar, Nov 23 (KNO): The students who are pursuing their degree through distance mode in University of Kashmir Tuesday demanded change in exam timing of 10 am as it is very difficult for them to reach the examination centre in the bone chilling winters.
Several students told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that they have been asking authorities to conduct their third semester exam since August this year but nothing has been done till now due to unknown reasons.
Students said that PG is supposed to get completed in two years and being a student of 2018, three years have already passed but they have given just two semesters.
“Since August we have been requesting authorities to conduct our exams online as classes were also given online but neither online nor offline exams were conducted till now. But now the datesheet has been issued and our exams are starting from 26th this month and timing has been kept at 10 am,” they said.
“How is it possible to reach examination centre Srinagar at 10 am in this bone chilling winter,” they said.
“I am from Kulgam and like me there are many other students who are from far off places. How can we reach examination centres so early in the morning,” said a student from Kulgam. “We have been requesting authorities since the last several months to conduct our exams, but now why bone chilling winter was chosen and that too with 10 am timing.”
He said that if students have given classes online then authorities should have conducted our exams online.
“We have taken up this issue in notice of higher ups already who told us to wait for two days but after two days passed no official is receiving our calls,” students said.
“We went to university as well where the director wasn’t in his office. Then we met with the controller examination who asked us to go to the joint controller examination. When we put forward our request before him, he told us that if we can come for classes in winter then why not for exams,” they said.
Director Distance Education University of Kashmir Tariq Chisti, said that, “only controller examination can change examination timing.”