Srinagar, Aug 23: AamAadmi Party (AAP) Tuesday took a dig at Jammu and Kashmir Government for allegedly deflating the dream of Vocational Training Education leaving Vocational Trainers helpless on roads.
Over the plight of the Vocational Trainers (VT), AamAadmi Party held a presser in Kashmir which was addressed by party leader Reyaz Majid.
Reyaz Majid said that with an aim to promote vocational education in Jammu and Kashmir and to help youth realize benefits of vocational education, the scheme of employment of Vocational Trainers was started in Jammu and Kashmir and trainers have been employed across the UT.
"At the time of their appointment, they were promised of a proper employment policy and hundreds of educated and trained professionals were employed as Vocational Trainers who are serving with dedication and have proven their intellect," the AAP leader said.
He said, "Now these trainers are on road since long and careless attitude of Government can be gauged from the fact that Government is not even bothering to establish contact with the aggrieved trainers who are being intimidated, harassed and warned of dire consequences including termination which itself shows that Government is not only leaving these trainers in a helpless state but is also harassing them for raising their voice.”
The AAP leader said that the government should shun its adamant behavior towards its own employees and to listen the basic demands and issues of Vocational Trainers so that these trained professionals can get their due rights," the AAP leader said.
He further said that this is not only a story of Vocational Trainers but a number of other Government employees like Daily Wagers, Home Guards are on roads demanding for their own rights and there is a situation of chaos and uncertainty among dedicated Government employees.
These Vocation Trainers under the banner of Jammu and Kashmir Vocational Trainers Welfare Association have also written a letter to ArvindKejriwal informing him about their plight and a state of helplessness.
AAP expresses concern over protest of pithuwalas, horse runners at SMVD shrine Katra
Srinagar, Aug 23: AamAadmi Party (AAP) Tuesday expressed concern over the protest of laborers working as horse runners and Pithuwalas at the shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi Katra in Jammu and Kashmir terming relation between devotees and laborers as sign of humanity.
Over the protest of these laborers, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia expressed concern through a tweet asking concerned authority to shun any move to interfere in normal working of these laborers who are the backbone of this pious pilgrimage of Shri Mata Vaishnoo Devi.
Sisodia in his tweet said, “Relation between the large number of devotees paying obeisance at shrine and these laborers is unique and sign of humanity with these laborers facilitating visit of devotees from across the world."
"Any move of their privatisation or interference in their working is out of context and any such move should be dropped immediately,” he further added in his tweet.
Sisodia further bats for an investigation into the background of a private firm reportedly being roped in this move.
"The Union Government should investigate this to probe which leader is directly or indirectly linked with this firm," Sisodia further said.
Pithuwalas and horse runners staged a protest at Katra on Tuesday against the move of their numbering terming it as an interference in their normal working accusing the shrine board of not making any effort for their welfare.