Jammu Edi­tors As­so­ci­a­tion con­demns strike in in­for­ma­tion depart­ment

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In­for­ma­tion Min­is­ter Ch. Zul­fikar Over puni­tive at­tach­ment of Joint Di­rec­tor, Sri­na­gar, the Jammu Edi­tors

As­so­ci­a­tion to­day strongly con­demned the strike by em­ploy­ees of In­for­ma­tion Depart­ment, Jammu against the Min­is­ter. Here it is worth­while to men­tion that In­for­ma­tion Min­is­ter trans­ferred JD Sri­na­gar over many charges of ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties. The min­is­ter was in­formed of the same by Sri­na­gar Edi­tors, who in turn took swift ac­tion against the JD Sri­na­gar and at­tached the al­leged ac­cused. How­ever, un­der pres­sure from some se­nior of­fi­cials, em­ploy­ees of In­for­ma­tion Depart­ment Jammu chose to go on strike against their own min­is­ter. The se­niors in Jammu In­for­ma­tion Depart­ment fear­ing same ac­tion, since they also have nu­mer­ous com­plaints over cor­rup­tion and ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties pend­ing against them. There­fore, in or­der to put pres­sure on the Min­is­ter, they pushed their stooges in the depart­ment to raise slo­gans and go on strike in the depart­ment. The of­fi­cials and ju­nior staff are not un­der­tak­ing their du­ties since 10/10/17 when the ac­tion was taken against the ac­cused. Such is a nexus of some se­nior of­fi­cials that a num­ber of them are en­joy­ing births in the depart­ment over 15-20 years. Some have such a hold that they are in the same depart­ment de­spite trans­ferred three times. Many have cor­rup­tion com­plaints against them. Un­der fear of ac­tion by the Min­is­ter, th­ese se­niors are ask­ing ju­nior staff to go on strike. How­ever, the Jammu Edi­tor's As­so­ci­a­tion strongly sup­ported the ac­tion taken by Min­is­ter against the cor­rupt ac­cused. It de­manded sim­i­lar ac­tion against cor­rupt of­fi­cials in In­for­ma­tion Depart­ment Jammu.

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