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CEC Kargil expresses unwavering solidarity with casual labours


Kargil, March 02 (Scoop News)- Chairman/CEC, LAHDC, Kargil, today convened a press conference regarding concerns of casual labours and various other issues about Kargil district.

The CEC highlighted the developments, including a recent meeting chaired with the Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor on February 23 regarding casual labours.

The CEC emphasized that recommendations, encompassing education facilities, group insurance, phased annual increments and adherence to the Minimum Wages Act of 1948, are poised for submission to the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Expressing unwavering solidarity with casual labours, the CEC reiterated the Council’s commitment to support them both now and in the future.

The CEC recalled the achievements of council such as the reduction of fares for Kargil House and electric buses by 30 percent were highlighted. Further, the CEC commended the Indian Air Force for its invaluable support in the operation of the AN 32 Courier Service.

Regarding recruitment procedures, the CEC assured transparency and fairness, emphasizing the commitment of the LAHDC to equitable opportunities through various employment avenues, including outsourcing, contractual, and permanent positions.

In emergency response capabilities, the CEC informed about the tendering of fire and emergency services on the GeM portal by the concerned department.

Later, addressing concerns about the reopening of the Zojilla axis, the CEC assured expedited efforts once weather conditions improve, ensuring timely access to essential commodities, especially during the holy month of Ramadan.

CEC Dr Jaffer reiterated the all possible assistance to casual labours, ensuring the realization of their rights and welfare.

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