EARLY TIMES REPORT
JAMMU, June 2: All MGNREGA Employees Association District Jammu has demanded immediate revocation of the recent order by Secretary Rural Development Department according to which extension of the MGNREGA supporting staff shall be made on the basis of their performance.
“We strongly condemn this order which is in violation of the earlier order by the then Commissioner Secretary Farooq Peer (RD/MGNREGA/24/2004-07 on 2/10/2013), in which our annual extension was made auto renewal,” said president of the Association District Jammu Parvej Ahmed in a statement issued here. He reminded that MGNREGA supporting staff has been working in the RDD for the last 12-14 years and engaged for scheme under MGNREGA even as their services were being utilized in each and every scheme like MPLAD, MLA funds, MLC funds, SBM, Panchayat, Election duties, Nodal Officer, Liaison Officers and COVID-19 duties but no job policy framed by the department till now also failed upon its commitment with MGNREGA supporting staff. President, Ahmed and other members of the Association have appealed the government to have fair look towards the genuine concerns of the MGNREGA supporting staff, failing which may force them to go on an indefinite pen down strike.