x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   JK Govt appoints Mumbai resident as traffic advisor; draws ire | Party colleagues give sleepless nights to BJP ministers | Out of 78 shortlisted for Env Sci, 29 already selected as APs | Kishtwar: Free education, cruel joke with poor students | Rajnath not happy with state govt's 'triviality' approach towards woes of border residents | Jammu must fall in line to break wall between regions by following Kashmiri diktats | Influential inspector returns to his post within 6 months | CSC fails to examine proposal of Water Policy | SKIMS doctors killed my daughter, cries Srinagar man | Samba molestation victim cries injustice | PDP office bearer among 2 booked for threatening social worker | Hindi Pakhwada celebration concludes | Pumma wins title in wrestling competition | Kids Campus holds colouring competition | Asma Gul shines in climbing competition | KVK organises field day on maize crop | IMS organizes extension Lecture | Dogra Educational Trust conducts interactive session | Cleanliness drive cum awareness camp organized | Seminar on 'Water Pollution Causes and Control' held | Inter school district level Athletic meet gets underway | JPPF warns Govt of serious repercussion on delay in declaration of holiday | GGM Science College organizes essay writing competition | Saini Biradari supports demand of holiday on Maharaja's birthday | Workshop on Road Safety organised | Amateur Theatre Group stages Hindi Play "Andhar Yatra" | PCI team to visit Jammu, Ladakh from Sept 22 | NCC, KCCC register win | Nat Manch Stages Dogri play, "Galat Rasta" | Will China walk the talk on terror ? | "Don,t make fun of Kashmiri Pandit community" | If level of violence increases jails too are over-crowded | Poor hygiene, sanitation in Mendhar town | Four drug peddlers held with 19.5 kg charas | Star Club Social Welfare Society organizes awareness programme | HEWA hails appointment of TS Wazir | Bihar based drug peddler held with 3 kg Ganja | JKCA selects 12 cyclists | Guest lecture on "Cloud Computing" organised at YCET | 3 bike lifters held, 6 stolen bikes recovered | JMC, Health Deptt jointly control mosquito breeding: Puneet | Border students need special attention: Mankotia | SKUAST-J holds first Institutional Biosafety Committee meeting | APS Damana launches Swachhata Hi Seva Abhiyaan | Swachhta drive under 'Swachhta Hi Seva' by Salal Power Station continues | Govt Polytechnic Jammu organizes extension lecture | Students takes out cleanliness rally | JKAACL holds Multilingual Mushaira | Dewan Devi School shines in Judo Championship | 12 Days 'Heart Checkup Camp' by Medanta-"The Medicity" concludes | Overloading in public transport goes unabated, admin in slumber | JKNPP targets BJP over price rise | Dr Sharma criticises BJP for 'betraying' people of Jammu | Theft cases on rise in Udhampur | DM orders temporary ban on entry of outsiders, Sec 144 to prevent braid cutting incidents | Kashmir terror funding: 2 accused give confessional statements | 2 dengue cases registered in Rajouri | 4 Medical Officers among 26 found absent | Student organisations slam JU administration for favouring 'ABVP' | Jammu-Srinagar highway reopens after landslide | Power shut down | Commercial, Institutional cases to be necessarily placed before UTEIC: VC JDA | A year after Uri attack: Army on high alert, anticipating terror strike | 12months on, JMC fails to take action against illegal Dairy Farm | Unity in Jammu over issue of reorganization | I-Phone Vs IPS: Cop sells honesty for costly phone | CIC issues penalty notice to Town Planner | Police seems serious on HM's directives | GMC staff expresses resentment against vigilance drive at OT | CM seeks hostility between India, Pakistan on borders | Despite funds release, executing agency apathetic to complete PHC cum residential quarters in Mahanpur | Lashkar, Al-Qaeda have Rohingya links: say government sources | NIA arrests two for providing support to infiltrators | Kishtwar Naibat to be shifted to new DC office complex after 6 decades | Rajouri-Plulian road in shambles, authorities unmoved | Kamran, Javed sent to judicial custody till Oct 17 | HC express concern over overcrowding of jails | HC dismisses writ challenging selection of Excise Guards | HC directs DFO to consider claim of casual labourers for regularization | Guns fall silent after six days shelling along IB | HC seeks report about sewage management in Sonamarg | Govt orders transfers, postings in middle rung administration | Newly created CD Blocks, Naibats san staff | HC quashes forcible retirement of JE PHE | Delay in passing detention order results in quashing of PSA | Back Issues  
 
news details
Hypocrisy: Cong invokes exploitation of industrial workers
In power, it failed to implement policy
8/23/2017 10:55:30 PM
Arun Singh
Early Times Report
Jammu, Aug 23: Opposition Congress is these days showing concern over the exploitation of industrial workers, accusing the government of failing to provide employment to the local youth in industrial sector. The fact, however, is that it also did nothing when it was in power to implement industrial policy particularly for workers' class.
A senior Congress leader has been holding rallies in favour of industrial workers, raising their issues of exploitation by the management of industrial units in Bari Brahmana, Samba and Kathua, and asserting that youths of the state are not getting their job share as per industrial policy.
The Congress leader has accused the incumbent government of not implementing the 70:30 jobs ratio in industries, that is, 70% locals and 30% outsiders in letter and spirit. "It seems that the leader has forgotten that this industrial policy was first introduced in 2005 and at that time Congress was in government and sharing its power with PDP.
Moreover, the vocal leader was minister in that government when it was decided that 70% of workers' strength will be from the state particularly local.
Some workers who were part of the Congress leader's rally said that it was only rhetoric as the practice of engaging more outsiders by the industries owners is continuing and no leader has dared to check it.
"When the industrial policy was first implemented, it was decided that 90% local youth will get jobs in industrial units. But after objections by the industrialists the ratio was reduced to 70%, and in some cases it was restricted to 50%. These rules were never implemented, though," said sources.
They said the exploitation of workers' class has been going on for many decades. The biggest tragedy with this marginalized lot can be gauged from the fact that ever the minimum wages have not been revised since long due to which they are forced to work 10-12 hours against peanuts.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
 
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU