SRINAGAR — CIC operators working in Rural Development Department on Monday made a vehement appeal to LG Manoj Sinha to fulfil their long-pending demand of regularization.
Their demand comes in the backdrop of government decision to regularize daily-rated Power Development Department employees.
All Jammu and Kashmir CIC Operators Association spokesperson told news agency Kashmir News Trust that over a hundred CIC operators working in Rural Development Department (RDD) and Panchayati Raj department are pressing for the demand of regularization on a daily basis. He said that even Rajya Sabha MP, Priyanka Chuttervedi had raised the issue with the Home Minister of India in this regard but unfortunately, nothing has been done.
“For past two decades, we have been working on meagre salaries. We were appointed in RDD as CIC operators in 2004 on a contractual basis on a salary of Rs 10,000 per month. In 2014, the government issued a cabinet order for the proposal of the regularisation of 172 CIC operators and after two years, created 172 posts of Data Entry operators for regularisation of 172 CIC operators yet they were not regularised,” he said.
He added, “We were hopeful that LG-led government will regularize our services and increase monthly remuneration. CIC operators working in RDD are well-qualified having MCA, M.Tech, MSc IT, B.E, B.Tech degrees and are technically very sound and efficient to deal with departmental affairs. We fail to understand why they are reluctant in regularizing our services, notwithstanding the Department of Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs J&K and Advocate General of J&K which has already given their opinion in our favour.”
They appealed to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to intervene in their matter and regularize the services of CIC operators working in the Rural Development Department.