Srinagar 2 February (KNB): Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari censured the J&K government for neglecting the genuine grievances of the in-service candidates who are being deprived of their rightful claims because of the implementation of draconian SRO-202.
In a statement, Bukhari also urged the Lt. Governor to intervene into the speedy clearance of the antecedents of MBBS doctors who have returned last year after completing their degrees from different medical colleges of Pakistan.
Speaking to a delegation of the in-service candidates who are working in different departments in J&K, Bukhari said that application of SRO-202 on the in-service candidates who have opted for different services after going through the direct recruitment of Service Selection Board is sheer injustice.
“These candidates have been unjustifiably categorized under SRO-202. Their salaries stand nominal devoid of any increment or allowances for two more years while they have already completed their probation period and have gained much higher grade pay in their receptive departments,” Bukhari observed.
Bukhari assured the delegates that all their grievances will be brought into the consideration of Lt. Governor of J&K so as to mitigate their sufferings at the earliest.
He expressed deep concern over the ramifications of SRO-202 on all the qualified youth who after toiling hard get absorbed in the government sector in J&K. “The condition of government employees who face the brunt of such unfavorable policies is appalling. SRO-202 is detrimental to youth welfare and thus a sense of alienation is on the rise. Apni party reiterates its demand for complete removal of such a regressive SRO,” he demanded.
Bukhari also appealed to the Lt. Governor to intervene personally into the genuine grievance of the MBBS students who have completed their degrees from different medical colleges of Pakistan but are being pushed from pillar to post for clearance of their verification.
“There are bright and promising doctors whose only sin is that they have completed their medical degree from different colleges of Pakistan. I request the Lt. Governor of Jammu and Kashmir for his kind intervention so that the home department clears their antecedents on priority basis,” he demanded.
He said that the delay in clearance of their verification in the home department has not only impeded their future prospectus but has created frustration among their families who had pinned high hopes on their wards.
“These doctors are in possession of valid passports but their verification is still being delayed by the police department which bars them from appearing in the MCI examination a mandatory prerequisite for their practices in J&K and elsewhere in the country. I appeal to the Lt. Governor to intervene and resolve the grievances of these bright medics who want to contribute in the betterment of our healthcare system,” Bukhari added. (KNB)