Jammu: Over 200 daily wagers and casual
labourers on Friday held a demonstration in Jammu to protest against
the Jammu and Kashmir`s government failure to regularise their
The agitating workers of the Power Development Department
also sat on a dharna to register their protest.
Leaders of the PDD Association threatened to go for a
major agitation if the state government did not concede to
their demands before February 2.
The leaders are demanding regularisation of the services
of daily wagers and casual labourers of the PDD who were
working in the department for the last five to ten years.
They also sought the intervention of the Chief Minister,
who had promised them to regularise the services of daily
wagers in a phased manner in 2009.
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also looks after the Power
Ministry in Jammu and Kashmir.