An emergency meeting of Employees Joint Action Committee was held under the chairmanship of its President, Fayaz Ah. Shabnam in Srinagar on Thursday in which EJAC urged the government to release pending wages of Forest Corporation Employees.
President EJAC Fayaz Ahmad Shabnam said that the employees of the Forest Corporation have been deprived of their salaries for the past three months. “Although they have been continuously appealing the concerned authorities in this regard, but till now the salaries have not been released due to which the employees of the Forest Corporation and their families are on the verge of begging and starvation,” he said.
“The government should have taken all the things in consideration before repealing Forest Corporation Act, 1978 but with a stroke of a pen the said act has been repealed wef 01-04-2020 without any job security to the employees of the corporation with the result the employees have become a scapegoat and are facing hardships during the lockdown,” he said.
He appealed the concerned authorities of JK Govt to intervene in the matter and rescue the employees of Forest Corporation from this predicament by releasing their salaries.