Jammu: The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) on Tuesday demanded amendment of the Jammu and Kashmir Accountability Commission Act and Rules to give more teeth to the anti-graft State Accountability Commission (SAC) for weeding out corruption in the state.
The state committee of the J&K Centre of Indian Trade Unions, which met under the chairmanship of Kulgam MLA M Y Tarigami, passed four resolutions at its meeting here today, which included amendment of the Accountability Commission Act,
construction of hydel power projects on the Chenab River and protection of trade union rights and labour laws in the state.
In the first resolution, it demanded amendment of the Act and Rules governing the State Accountability Commission (SAC) to make it more effective in weeding out rampant corruption in public office.
It said, that corruption has been eating the very vitals of society and stern action should be taken against those found involved in this menace.
In another resolution, it demanded protection of the rights of trade union workers engaged in various construction projects in the state to pursue their genuine and just demands.
It also called for strict adherence to and implementation of labour laws in the state in the interest of a congenial working atmosphere at work places.
The violation of labour laws by the local management is bound to adversely affect labour-management relations, resulting in deterioration of the work environment, it said, adding that implementation of the Minimum Wages Act must be adhered to, in letter and spirit, in the interest of working class people.
In another resolution, the J&K Centre of Indian Trade Unions demanded that hydel power projects identified for construction on the Chenab River, including Kiru, Pakul Dool, Rattle and Swalakote should be taken up for execution at the earliest and local unemployed youth must be engaged in the construction of these power projects.
CITU also demanded the payment of a regular honorarium to workers of the non-profit Association for Social and Health Advancement (ASHA) and Mid-Day Meal workers.