In Kishtwar, the Jammu and Kashmir government has issued termination of service notices to 41 contractual employees of MGNREGA who are on strike. The notices have been issued by the Assistant Commissioner Development (ACD).
An official spokesman revealed that The district administration, Kishtwar has served termination notices to 41 MGNREGA contractual employees presently on strike.
They have been asked to join duties within two days failing which orders regarding termination of their services shall follow, he said.
“In the notice terms and conditions of their employment which is purely contractual and need based in nature have been duly mentioned,” the spokesman said.
He said the poor performance reported under different parameters and indicators under the scheme have also been laid down in termination notices.
Earlier in May 2017, Jammu and Kashmir Government had sanctioned more funds to Jammu Division as compared to Kashmir to implement different schemes under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) for financial year 2017-18.
Well placed sources told Srinagar based news gathering agency – CNS – that Rs 374 crore has gone into kitty of Jammu Division while peanuts (Rs 178 crore) have been sanctioned for Kashmir Division.
Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act or MGNREGA is a labour law and social security measure that aims to guarantee the ‘right to work’.
It aims to enhance livelihood security in rural areas by providing at least 100 days of wage employment in a financial year to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.