About 12 government employees sustained injuries in police action when they were trying to march towards the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly to press for their demands including regularisation.
Nearly 2000 agitators assembled at Eidgah at Residency road here on a call given by Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) of government employees.
As they were marching towards the secretariat and raising slogans in support of their demands, police baton-charged in a bid to stop them in which over 12 persons were injured, officials said.
Police also took about 200 of them into custody and later sent them in buses to police lines, sources said.
The JCC had earlier announced to gherao the assembly in support of their demands including release of arrears of the Sixth Pay Commission and conversion of Cost of Living Allowance to Daily Allowance in favour of employees of Pubic Sector Undertakings (PSUs).
Their other demands are regularisation of all daily, contractual, adhoc and consolidated employees, removal of pay anomalies of all cadre and enhancement of retirement age from 58 to 60 years.
The JCC led by Abdul Qayoom Wani had yesterday held talks with Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather, where its members projected the pending demands of the employees and appealed to the government to address them within two months, sources said.
However, the talks failed and the employees decided to gherao the assembly today.
Wani claimed that thousands of employees from Kashmir, Ladakh and different districts of Jammu had arrived here to participate in the agitation.
Over 5.67 Lakh Unemployed Educated Youth in J&K: Minister
Over 5.67 lakh unemployed educated youth have registered with various District Employment and Counselling Centres of Jammu and Kashmir as on December 2009.
In a written reply to the state assembly, Minister for Higher Education, Labour and Employment Abdul Gani Malik said today that of the total 567358 youth, 272072 belong to Jammu division, 283288 to Kashmir valley and 11998 are from Ladakh region.
Besides, 27069 unemployed technocrats, agriculture graduates and post graduates have registered with the district employment and counselling centres.
The minister said the government has introduced an employment welfare programme whereby a monthly voluntary service allowance (VSA) will be provided to eligible unemployed educated youth having educational qualification of matriculation and above for the next three years, commencing from the financial year 2010-11.
Unemployment and Employee Welfare Issues in J&K
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