The Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir Saturday directed Deputy Commissioners of all 10 districts in Kashmir to make sure that migrant staff needn’t go away the Valley and that “whosoever can be absent shall be dealt as per Service Guidelines”.
Whereas a few Deputy Commissioners, who didn’t want to be named, mentioned they are going to look forward to a authorities order earlier than appearing, the workers who had left the Valley feeling unsafe after a Sikh college principal and Kashmiri Hindu trainer had been killed final week by terrorists, mentioned the administration was being “insensitive”.
Those that have returned to Jammu are nonetheless cautious about getting again to work within the Valley, with some deciding to remain again for now. Siddharth Raina (title modified), who had returned to Srinagar in 2015 with a job within the J&Okay Training Division underneath the Prime Minister’s package deal and returned to Jammu final week, mentioned most of them are lecturers and are conducting on-line lessons for college students.
“Workers got here to Jammu fearing risk to their lives. As a substitute of allaying their fears, assuring safety, and making crucial preparations, the administration threatens them with motion as per Service Guidelines,” mentioned an worker who had returned to the Valley in 2015 after he acquired a job underneath the Prime Minister’s package deal.
“The orders might have been issued with good intent. However most of the staff are staying in their very own rented lodging in locations in South Kashmir. It’s not clear how they are going to be supplied safety,” one other minority member who acquired employment underneath the PM package deal mentioned on the situation of anonymity.
This was one amongst many points mentioned with all DCs and SPs of the Valley’s districts in a gathering on Saturday referred to as by Pandurang Pole, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, to evaluate safety preparations and determine authorities lodging for “protected individuals”.
He informed these current within the assembly that the lodging to the “protected individuals” by the Divisional Commissioner’s workplace supplied in 14 Srinagar accommodations “be deemed to have been dehired” from October 5.
Additional, instructions to offer the “protected individuals”, the PSOs and guards, lodging within the involved district, “be adhered to in letter and spirit”. Pole didn’t reply to calls and messages.
“The chair (Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir) directed that each one the Deputy Commissioners and SSPs (Senior Superintendent of Police) shall guarantee one to at least one assembly with the consultant/ leaders of all of the political events inside 2-3 days for the redressal of their apprehensions relating to safety, lodging and many others. and contemplate their real calls for,” the minutes of the assembly launched on Tuesday mentioned.
The Divisional Commissioner additionally directed that non-migrant minority populations — labourers, expert labourers and many others — within the districts be recognized and sufficient safety measures be put in place for them together with common interactions. He additionally mentioned migrant staff ought to ideally be posted in secure and safe zones as a substitute of far off and weak areas in the intervening time, in response to the minutes.