Relief employees call off strike

Relief Organisation Employees Association member Ravinder Bakshi said, they have called off the strike after getting assurance from the minister.

Updated: Nov 23, 2011, 16:30 PM IST

Jammu: Employees of Relief and Rehabilitation
organisation on Wednesday called off their indefinite strike against the alleged "daily protests" by Jagti Tenements Committee, a Kashmiri Pandit body, following Jammu and Kashmir government`s assurance that action will be taken against the guilty.

"Action would be taken against the miscreants who are
engaged in disruption of the organistion`s work and resorting
to high handedness with the staff at Jagti Township," Jammu
and Kashmir Minister for Revenue and Relief Raman Bhalla told
protesters at Relief Commissioner`s office here.

Relief Organisation Employees Association member Ravinder
Bakshi said, "We have called off the strike after getting
assurance from the minister."

All zonal officers, engineering wing and non-gazetted
officials of the Relief Organisation went on an indefinite
strike on Monday in protest against the "attitude" of the
Committee.

The Union accused the Committee members of levelling
false allegations against the officials and said they should
either come out with evidence or apologise for their
statements on alleged irregularities.

The protesters said they were being harassed by some
unscrupulous elements, who were also disrupting work at the
township.

Jagti township has 4,224 two-room flats for displaced
Kashmiri migrants, built under the Prime Minister`s package
for the displaced community.

PTI