Ad-hoc workers' issue: JKNPP threatens fast-unto-death



Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) on Tuesday threatened to undertake fast-unto-death in front of the Raj Bhawan if the government fails to regularise employment of non-permanent state employees within a month.

The party is demanding regularisation of the services of all the contractual, ad hoc and other categories of government employees working in different departments.

"In case the government fails to regularise them within 30 days, we will resort to fast-unto-death in front of the Raj Bhawan here," Chairman, JKNPP, Bhim Singh told reporters here.

A petition would be filed if the government fails to fill up all existing vacancies within the stipulated time, he said.

Singh also raised questions about Union Home Minister P Chidambaram's recent visit to the state.

"The Union Home Minister visited Jammu province and invited only the Congress factions asking them to submit a 'Kashmir policy' project which sounds highly provocative and intriguing," he said.

PTI