MGNREGA Employees hold press conference regarding APR

JAMMU, JUN 12: All J&K MGNREGA Employees Association, province president Sandeep Kalotra today addressed the mediapersons regarding the Annual Performance Report of the party here.
While talking to the mediapersons, Kalotra said that why only the partial modifications have been made in the order after six years.
He also said that the Ex- Commissioner Secretary Farooq Peer issued a circular order for auto renewal contract of all MGNREGA Employees after completion of every year.
“But now few days ago a new circular order was issued by concerned department Secy Sheetal Nanda about the submission of Annual Performance Report every year,” Kalotra said.
“Even MGNREGA Employees are being compelled to work in different schemes like SBM, PMAY, MP-LAD and also State appreciation and awards at national level are the recent evidence of MGNREGA Employees performance,” he added.
“It is worthwhile to mention here that MGNREGA Employees have been working sincerely since 2007 in Rural Development Department (RDD) and they have been engaged through Proper Recruitment Board under MGNREGA scheme but from past few years, in some districts few candidates have been appointed as GRS, TA and computer operators through back door entries without any advertisement or notification,” claimed Deepak Soni. “MGNREGA Employees had called off their 18 days long strike after getting written assurance from Rural Development Department to fulfill genuine demands. In this connection, the ex- minister of RDD directed the commissioner/secretary to government, Rural Development Department to constitute a committee of senior officers, including secretary of RDD, additional secretary of RDD, account officer and deputy director of Kashmir which will examine all the issues of the MGNREGA employees,” Soni added.
At last, MGNREGA Employees humbly requested to RDD minister to look into the matter and fulfill their long pending demands especially frame job policy for MGNREGA employees before the festival of EID.